junior upgrade.

nat was really excited about being back on the bike and she clearly showed us she hadn’t forgotten anything either. it’s like riding a bike, right? of course being the expert she has become she pointed out that in order to be even faster the bike needed to be tweaked … just a little. and…

stromlo.

when the weather changed our plans we were initially a bit disappointed. nat was really looking forward to the gravity girls and we all hoped to spend time in thredbo. but then that’s just life and we moved on. nat and I rode western wedgetail / pork barrel / double dissolution (this is canberra after…

thredbo here we come.

except we aren’t coming. or more to the point: we are but we decided to make a little detour. natalie was enrolled in another ‘gravity girls’ clinic for sunday, so we packed the car, put the bikes on the rack and went on our merry way – what’s a mere 600 km to us these…

the cradle.

a while ago i wrote that one thing we still wanted for our karavan was a firewood cradle. well it’s called a firewood cradle but nobody ever said that’s all that can go I there and we often felt that we would prefer to carry dirty items outside the van, not in the cabin or…

vorsprung.

we had a really amazing trip (I sound like a teenager) but one thing both natalie and i really missed while we were away were our bikes. especially since we did our own little tour of the alps before we set out on the big lap. we are planning a similar trip to our favourite…

my coffs harbour.

After visiting the Australia Zoo and Byron Bay we went to Coffs Harbour. I was there a very long time ago and we went to almost all the same places then, as we did now. We went to the Big Banana again but this time we only went ice skating but it was really fun…

looking back – our trusty tug.

we started with a seven year old car with more than 150.000 km on the clock. does this make snowflake ‘frail’ or ‘experienced’? being an entitled elderly white male i predictably opted for ‘experienced’ so we hooked the van up to the disco, crossed all available fingers and hoped for the best. we were of…