Hello again, many apologies, I kind of lost the plot this week, been in Wellington having all my check ups done, and everything just got away on me a bit. None the less, I'm still here so for me that's a blessing. I seem to have done some miles in the past few weeks that's for sure. I've just got back to a mountain of paperwork and I have painters and builders here fixing the place from the robbery. So this weekend once all of this is out of the way, it's paperwork paperwork paperwork. Not feeling very good about that, but at least on the horizon is the last step out for summer with a Lizard ride. Looking forward to putting the helmet on and going for a ride with my buddies. I intend to do one complete blog on the ride, there's 22 of us heading out for a few days, the rides planned are relatively short and the evenings are planned to be long. We always seem to do it the other way around, so this time, it's more about the people than the rides, a nice change for a change. Going to have a bit of a pow wow over the last racing season just had here in NZ, and a bit of a discussion about what we really need to do to move things forwards. As I was doing all these miles up and down the country I got to thinking that this past year being on the Board of MNZ absolutely nothing was done to progress the sport, it was all retrospective naval gazing and making sure that the rules were in place. There was not one meeting where " OK, so what can we do to promote our sport and our riders" was said. I was a bit dissapointed by that. never fear the Long Lunch will come to the rescue. So without further delay onward and upwards, here's this weeks blog. Enjoy, share and spread the word.