When the spiders move in and start to take over the poor bike you know there hasn’t been enough riding going on, or posting on here for that matter. There hasn’t exactly been a lot to ramble on about. I have managed to get out a few times on a few bouncy tracks and get the blood flowing again. Which inherently has sparked a craving for an upgrade to something that can handle the more bumpy trails and funnily enough last years bikes are cheap at the moment as the new models are coming out in a few months. Continue reading
So the new relationship begins… There’s still a bit of fine tuning to be done but the new bike is essentially complete. I’ve been a little slow in posting an update, real Life has been getting in the way lately, this photo was taken a few weeks ago. The Jagwire brake cables arrived the other day but I think I’ll wait to change the cables over until I know which baggage option is chosen for the bars. Continue reading
The Surly frame has finally arrived! The start of a new love affair. Now comes the process of gathering bit and pieces and assembling it into something rideable. Which I must admit I do enjoy and find it a little exciting. Continue reading
I had to share this one, soooo cool! I think I’d be a bit nervous just walking this path.
I’ve been musing over the idea of building a tourer, an off road tourer. A Surly! A custom Surly! Based on the Ogre frame. Something to travel on, something that can be used to commute on, something that doesn’t look expensive that won’t get stolen from the local shopping centre. Something I can carry stuff on. Something I can go adventuring on! Continue reading
A disused 4wd track only used by hikers, cyclists and horse riders. The trail starts at the end of Swans Rd in Bacchus Marsh and runs along the ridge following the Lerderderg river for 12Kms ending at Mt Blackwood, hence the name. A great cardio workout at least for an old bloke like me. The loose rocky trail has plenty of ups and downs, nothing technical, just hills with a few white knuckle down hill runs.