New bits n bobs
- on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
A quick update.
I'm still in Muka. As this ride is only nanometres away from being a screamin' disaster, I've decided I may as well do some finer points on the upgrade / mods front. To this end, I've purchased some new road tyres, a different style handle bar, [the palms of my hands get a bit sore from too much weight bearing down on them] and a new 27.5 wheel for the rear.
The tyres have arrived, the handle bars arrived today and I'll start fitting them. I'll likely have to extend the hydraulic brake lines, however, I wanted to get the bars on prior to ordering the gear for that. The rim is yet to arrive and I have to wait for its arrival prior to sizing and ordering the spokes to relace my existing Nuvinci into it.
Now, after all the above is taken care of, I strongly suspect the temps on the Nullarbor will be North of 35 degrees!!! Given this may be the case, I'm likely to do 1 of 2 things; 1. Head down to the South West and enjoy a ride taking in numerous beaches. 2. Put everything on a truck to Melbourne, fly over and then head off to Tassie for the Summer. I had thought about jogging to Melbourne, backwards of course, whilst raising funds for a worthy charity. "The Alan Melville Benevolent Fund" sprung to mind, but I discovered that if one jogs over the Nullarbor, one is closely scrutinised by the Federal Shoe Police and forced to wear runners, and if I can't go bare feet, I'm not going, I'll fly instead, so that’s that sorted!!! However, donations the "The Alan Melville Benevolent Fund" can still be made and you’ll be delighted to know anything over 2 thousand dollars is tax deductable…….. so throw ya money in the tin…… J
Tassie appeals to me!!!
Don't hold your breath but stay tuned, you'll hear it here first.....