Sunday, 24 June 2012

Wheel Building Weekend

Well I have been busy this weekend building up new wheels with Rohloff hub rear and Phil Wood front. Rim Mavic 819 UST
All for my new Thorn Nomad which I hope will be in my hands Monday night, I hope to have My new bike finished and be riding it next weekend.

New Wheels with NOS 2.25" XR tyre's


Monday, 11 June 2012

New Bicycle Build Started

Well after a lot of thinking and reading I have ordered my new bicycle frame set it is a Thorn Nomad MK2 with a Rohloff Speedhub (geared hub).
It's going to be Yellow and build to go all day any day with a Load!
I picked up my new Rohloff hub today and have to lace up my new wheel's
The funny thing is the new hub Number is almost made 100000 after my old Rohloff hub? see photo's below :-)

My Old Rohloff Hub

My New Rohloff Hub awaiting for me to lace up!


Monday, 4 June 2012

TDA 2012 Slide Show Updated!

Cool I was in Africa after all?

If you look close at the start i'm in this Youtube clip (only until end of Sudan) after all the planning and saving to get to Africa (again) I only saw North Africa (again) ! YES i'm lucky to be a live (thanks to one lady)!

Do I plan to go back??
Which year?
No idea?
I have to save all over again!
Will I be going with TDA?
No idea! I may go Solo touring about Africa to save my money??
Was the part of TDA that I did good?
Next step for me?
Find a new job, save money again, and see :-)
Was my bike good for TDA??
OK for the part that I did!
Would I use it again?

So I have started building a new bike for Mountain Biking and Touring in New Zealand, It will be my Bike for my next Trip to Africa too.
Thanks all that have been reading my Blog.
I'll be still writing and cycle touring in NZ and Oversea's so i'll be updating a long the way.