Here in New Zealand, a motorcycle road trip can get pretty weird pretty fast.
Sure, it starts out simple enough.
Pat and I decide we’re well overdue for a motorcycle road trip.
So we break out the perfect touring motorcycle, our awesome 1600cc Triumph Thunderbird.
We allow 5 days to get from the east coast of the South Island to the west coast – and back.
No problem. We’ve done it before.
We check the weather, and pick the coolest roads.
I even book a motel for our first stop.
Everything is completely under control.