air.

let me apologise at this point. i know the blog is meant to be about our travels and to this point it probably looks like the biography of a deranged mechanic. i assure you we will travel and there will be less to write about the car (i really hope that will be the case).…

this is it.

we have moved out. so this is it, there is no way back. the house is going to be looked after by our friends who in turn are moving all their stuff in as we speak. to be honest – and give credit where it is due – kris did most of the work. during…

toughen up princess 3.

almost there! previously our little snowflake got a snokel and a bull (or roo) bar. but if you know me you will appreciate that i just can’t leave things half done. after all we will be travelling all the way around the country and as countries go australia is a rather big one with some…

merry xmas.

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kkarrier.

the karavan is not really a bike-friendly machine. for us that is a real issue, with nat now being almost as bike-mad as i am. the bikes can’t be mounted on top of the kk, that’s far too high. they can’t be mounted on the back either, given how the rear opens up. i also…

visitors from home.

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34.

i really love the fox 36. for my preferred type of riding – which is increasingly also natalie’s preference – the 36 is the perfect fork. smooth and yet almost bottomless, light enough to carry it up the hill yet ready to bail you out when that line choice does not work out and a…

one to rule them all.

i’ve finally done it. that last tank was a real challenge, due to the fact that it cannot be removed form the karavan. that left me with a lot of bad choices and the only thing left to do was trying not to make the wrong one. i searched and – uncharacteristically for a man…

new her.

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perspective.

first she wanted my camera. ‘daddy can that camera also be mounted on my helmet, too?’ (she has the same helmet) – ‘yes …’ – ‘can i have it, please?’ – ‘what now?’ – ‘yes now’ – ‘um ok …’ (what do you say; check mate in three). the next thing was that she wanted…