Got keen, and did a few things over the last couple of days - like fix my 'too bright' problem with my Lights On and High Beam dash LEDs. Really simple in the end - I just dabbed the end of the LEDs with a felt tip marker pen. Dropped the light output down so that they are still visible in the day, but not eye piercing bright at night. Photos to come in the 'Dim dash lights thread'. Also took some photos and measurements of my current suspension settings/preload/ride height - also to come in another thread. Then did the oil and filter change thing - and all set. So today, I headed off for a 400 km round trip to Auckland.
To see my wife, and youngest son at Starship Hospital (childrens hospital).
They've been there a week now (after several days in the local hospital - who were somewhat out of their depths with him), and looking like being there a few more days yet. Sadly no good ending on this one, just trying to deal with his pain levels.
The plus side was that the weather was great, and traffic not too bad (for a Friday). I even managed to avoid the local cops speed trap - but the cager that had been trying to catch me didn't!
Heh - I'd been aware of his lights catching me for some time - but I have the advantage in traffic, and had opened up a good gap - and into a high patrol rate area, I was sitting at a pretty exact 102kph, and those lights were closing... Then I was past the cop sitting on the side of the road, and no reaction. But I got to the end of the next straight, and 'those lights' - never came back into view. I didn't see any blue and reds come on, but ...