Now that I'm on my second Adv bike it's fair to say that I really enjoy getting off the beaten track and investigating New Zealand's back country roads. And there are plenty of them to choose from - one of the things I often mention to people is that for the first three months or so of V-Strom ownership I never went more than about 300km from home, and yet discovered a whole lot more country and went places that a lot of people never get to see.
As both the V-Strom and Tenere fit in the "Whale" category of Adventure bikes I tend to not get too adventurous on my adventure rides. With the exception of a couple of mad/gnarly rides with mad mates I try to stick to decent gravel roads. I also ride on rubber that can handle both sealed roads and gravel roads but also won't wear out on five minutes so this also keeps me out of too much mud or sand.
Anyway, keep an eye on the site as I start to piece together some of my favourite adventure rides!