Well back as a kid in 1972 I first saw a Suzuki LJ10 or may have been a LJ20 in Wellsford (Northland) and if I had been older I would of got one for myself, but at 8 years old I was too young! So I did get my first Suzuki TS100 motorbike in around... Continue Reading →
I tried a number of times to pass my UK DD Bus licence in the late 1980's, returned home to NZ and once my Workplace closed down, I passed the NZ bus licence in 10 minutes!Flew back to the UK and drove DD Buses before moving onto driving with Africa Explored 🙈(renamed Africa Exploited by... Continue Reading →
Mount Tauhara and a sunny winter's afternoon in Taupo.Out Barefoot walking in Vivobarefoot Primes Lite III Barefoot/Minimum shoes.Working on foot muscle strength and flexibility, before trying to run again.Why Barefoot or minimalist shoes?Because it's helped big time with my Balance walking since my accident ending up with a sTBI.
Mid winter's day ride aboard my Retro build up Ritchey Ascent, with Nitto Bullmoose handlebars, NOS 1990's Ritchey Brake Levers, Brooks C15 Cambium saddle, Kent Erickson Titanium seatpost, Paul Components Thumbies Shifter mount's and Shimano 9 speed Barend shifters. Build the retro way with Shimano XT 3×9 mixed set-up. Wheels are DT Swiss 350 hub's,... Continue Reading →
So yesterday my new pair of Altra Lone Peak 5 turned up from https://www.furtherfaster.co.nz/ Thanks to their help over the phone the size is bang on! Thanks team. So the Sun was shining in Taupo today so I planned to go for my first short walk towards Huka Falls and back again. I enjoyed the... Continue Reading →
So it's been a compromise running Shimano XT 2×11 with drop handlebars and over the weekend to have fitted new Ritchey Venturemax XL (52cm) drop handlebars. But to make them work I'm having to go back to my parts bins and run old Suntour Bar Con Power Shifters (6 speed barend shifters) in friction mode... Continue Reading →
So this is my Jones LWB Spaceframe bike that I have improved with changing out the over stuff Jones Truss Forks to much more comfortable Jones Unicrown Forks. I have also upgraded the handlebars from Jones H-Bar Loop to a Salsa Woodchipper handlebars and only because the Woodchipper drop handlebars come in a Max is... Continue Reading →
Today's walk to the Dam and back, close to Hatepe (close to Taupo) even grass up the middle along some of it.A great change of places to walk.Beautiful winter's day out again.
A Beautiful clear winter's day in Taupo again with the mountains lightly covered in icing sugar (snow).
First International Yacht arrived in Taupo boat harbour today.It's been a long time since the last International Yacht can to Taupo.A Beautiful winter's day with a view of the mountains in the distance. Please Note: Taupo is a Lake so just having a Joke
I was lucky in winning a pair of full custom Bont Road Cycling shoes a number of years ago, but unfortunately I didn't feel safe to ride on the roads anymore. I now use them as paperweights at home. Would have been great if I could have had them made as Mountain Bike shoes to... Continue Reading →
Today's walk via Huka Falls walk track, a beautiful loop when you return via Huka Falls Road.A great day out. Pete
Well learnt about musician (high-fidelity) earplugs over the weekend and today was so much better the World's Volume has been Turned Down! and is clear and relaxing. After three years of load noise everywhere. Thanks to learning about them from Bella's podcasts @ http://www.postconcussioninc.com
Today was a beautiful midwinter day for a walkabout of Taupo. Brisk Sports Walk of 10+ kilometres in the sun. Pete
On a sunny summer's day close to Taupo from a few months ago.I feel it looks better in Black and White than in Colour?Inspired by my friend Steve from the UK. Pete
Kawakawa, Northland, NZ has more than just Hundertwasser Public Toilets in this town with a number of beautiful looking buildings.This photograph is from 2020 Tour Aotearoa rest stop on the way to Cape Reinga with TA friends.Just a Note: I should not have started the TA again, but I have been stubborn in not emitting... Continue Reading →
From a few months ago view over Lake Taupo though artwork, just out for a evening fitness walk and the light was just about right that had to stop and enjoy.