The new bike is to be posted very soon! I am excited and looking forward to the first ride.
Not much to report about my riding lately. I have been doing standard rides around the local area just maintaining my fitness level. I need to start getting the fitness level up to a higher standard. Once the new bike arrives, I have no excuses left to not get a bit more active on the bike again.
I've received good news about the custom bike. It is closer now to being built and hopefully I'll have it in 3 weeks time. The slowest part now will be the delivery by the postal service in in Australia. They have been a little slow in the past and I'm not expecting too much from them this time.
I will start preparing to sell two of my bikes soon; the MTB and the current Brompton will be given a good clean and then onto the market they go. Exciting stuff.
Slow progress in the fitness rebuild process. I've been hit by the cold bug that is floating about and that has of course slowed me down. The new custom bike is delayed which is a little frustrating. I believe the base bike needed to do the build has not arrived from Brompton at the Glasgow shop. I need to be patient which is tough when I am looking forward to the bike.
The weather is not so great today and I'm hoping it will clear so I can get a good ride in this afternoon. Crossing fingers.
Not much to report at this time as I have been only doing light rides to slowly build my fitness up again. It has given me the chance to give the Brompton a good workout before the new one arrives. I will be giving the current Brompton a very good clean up and check over before I put it on the market. It is a well travelled Brompton and I will be sad to see it go but, I do not need two fold up bikes.
I will be finding out more about the arrival date for the new bike shortly. With luck, it will be here in around 3-4 weeks.
The Ti Parts pedals I have put on the Brompton are going very well! I am super pleased with them still.
I am back home in Melbourne after a great driving trip to Alice Springs. I enjoyed the chances to ride the Brompton and hopefully next time I have the chance to travel with the bike, I will not be recovering from sickness. I am feeling refreshed after the past couple of months recovering and I am ready to rebuild my fitness and get riding more again.
The new custom Brompton from Glasgow (Kinetics) is now getting closer. I should hopefully have it by the end of next month. I am already planning day trips for its first rides around Victoria and Melbourne. I will place my current Brompton on the market once the new bike arrives.
The trip now is heading south again as the journey takes me back towards Adelaide. I've not had a big amount of time to ride the Brompton but it has still been a great relaxing drive with the odd great riding opportunities.
I did get the chance to ride the Brompton around part of the base track of Uluru (Ayers Rock). That was a great experience in the fresh early morning air. I returned to the Woomera rocket base to take more photos and place some of the old buildings in better context based on my Father's experiences there some 50 years back.
Today is day five of the trip to central Australia. So far the places stopped at overnight have been: Adelaide, Woomera, Coober Pedy, Erldunda & Alice Springs. A total of approximately 2500 kilometres. I ahve had a few chances to get on the bike but so fay nothing too long. I've added a random selection of photos below:
Tomorrow I am hoping to ride the Brompton around Uluru! This will be a lot of fun. The weather is looking to be perfect for this.
I will be heading off on an adventure to the centre of Australia shortly - Melbourne to Alice Springs. The Brompton will of course be coming along for the trip and hopefully I'll get some great rides in the outback. Due to the recent time off the bike, I will not be riding too much as the body is still not 100% back to normal. Still, I will make the most of the chances to at least do lots of shorter rides.
I am thinking I should have put some BMX style tyres on the bike but I've run out of time. I wonder how it would work? The only problem would be the standard Brompton brake calipers being too narrow. Once the new bike arrives in July, I will look further into this idea as I will have disc brakes which will not restrict the use of wider tyres. A Brompton with off road tyres....awesome!
Finally I've had a ride on the Brompton after four and a bit weeks off. It felt very good to be riding again - even if I have lost a lot of fitness. I am surprised to be back on the bike so soon. I was expecting a longer break but I seem to have recovered faster than expected - no complaints from me!
The new Ti Parts pedals worked a treat on the ride. I am very pleased. I've heard that the new custom bike will arrive in July at some stage. That is good news indeed.
Who am I?
I am a keen bike rider who lives in Melbourne, Australia. I have owned the usual variety of bikes over the years - road, MTB, electric and folder. Read More...