GSX-R1000 Crash, worst finish to best MotoTT trackday ever!

Today I attended a MotoTT motorcycle trackday in Taupo. It was a special trackday as they were drawing the grand prize winner of the 2012 Suzuki SV650S (valued at $13,500). To have an entry in the draw you needed to have attended two trackdays since August 2011.

At lunchtime they pulled my name out of a bag of over 200 entries, “it was easily the best, most valuable thing I had ever won in my life, I was on cloud 9 and it happily came on the second anniversary of my first ever trackday back in May, 2010″. Continue reading GSX-R1000 Crash, worst finish to best MotoTT trackday ever!

My first MotoTT trackday in Taupo

Well, after much anticipation the day finally arrived. My first MotoTT trackday in Taupo!

Left Rotorua around 7am to get to the Taupo Motorsports Park just before 8am.
Being pretty eager to register and get the bike scrutineered. Continue reading My first MotoTT trackday in Taupo

Joshua turns One today!

Well, it’s been one of the quickest years of my life!

Our little boy, Joshua Ethan Hodge, is celebrating his first birthday today, with a party to follow tomorrow.
Should be great celebration with family coming from Auckland, Wellington, and as far away as Punakaiki to celebrate with Joshua.
What a milestone, the big 1.0, Joshua has been such an awesome addition to our life, he is a real joy to interact with, brings a smile to our face anytime we play with him and melts our heart everytime we check on him in bed.

If you’re interested, you can follow Joshua’s life in the photo gallery from day one to the current day. As I’ve uploaded over 120 photos of Joshua from the past year, on average 2 or 3 each week. So sit back, relax and watch Joshua grow before your eyes. Watch Joshua Grow.

Joshua shares his birthday with Hillary Clinton, born in 1947.
Also happening today, Apple is releasing it’s new OS – Mac OS X Leopard.

Read all about the birthday party and see photos here