the spark which set me off was the H.U. meeting in CM, thanks to David and the others. I had a wonderful time, never getting tired, no stiff shoulders, no pain in the ass, nothing. At least on the bike, accomodation was something else, these hard-tough so-called matrazes, these cold windy nights when we slept in 5 shirts plus jackets ...... may be I will be foregiven some of my sins. Hard to belive but we covered over 5000 km. Whenever the season is right I want to go to NZ. I must ! Perhaps a GT-R can give some starting hints, most expensiv item will be to ship my bike plus sidecar. I am trying to start with GTR before going to HU, its more personal. Your names mean something to me by now.