Sunday, 26 June 2011

New Bike Build

Busy weekend building up new bike for TDA 2012


New bike so far.


building up front wheel
                        



Tuesday, 21 June 2011

T day!

Well today my new frame came, a nice brown Surly Cross Check.
Just have to wax/oil frame to stop frame from rusting from the inside!
The front hub has come too and is just waiting for me to lace up this weekend.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

It's Sunday

Well its Sunday and its raining only lightly so the walk into Taupo is all good.
Working out date's to book the flights for at this time and to book them.
Also working out which brakes to order etc.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

New Bike for TDA 2012

I have been walking to and from work (7km's a day) for the last two week's waiting for My New Surly Cross Check to come (delay with the ash cloud stopping some planes flying in NZ), and a New front hub from the USA.
In the time that I have been waiting I have laced up/build up my old Rohloff gearhub into a new rim.
Reading up about Africa, and working long hours to save money.
Also selling some more of the part that are left over for my old Ti 29er. it would make a good bike for TDA but I like to have a simple bike so going with rim brakes and away with the disc's (brakes) it was a nice bike to ride and looked good too.


I did charge some things for training over the last 8 weeks.







                           
                                             Playing on a river close to Rotorua in NZ

                      
                                       Playing again but this river is close to Wairoa in NZ

                     
                                                 Losted in Czech Repuplic, But on Safari!






:-)

Friday, 17 June 2011

It's all go for My next Safari.

I have been traveling to new places for year's, be it next door, around the block, or around the world.
Be it to see some one, or a new place.
Going on Safari is to travel.
Next year i'm off to Africa, To cycle with TDA http://www.tourdafrique.com/tours/tourdafrique/overview
I'll be riding all the way ? well try too!
It will be fun, hard work, hot some days, wet (raining) some days.
The main thing is to see Africa at a slower pace.