In a world increasingly preoccupied with throwaway materialistic things; where people are constantly busy earning money to pay for those things, or so their children can have those things;
This is the story of my dreams of travelling the world by bicycle. Because it's there. And because I dont want to die without experiencing the truly important things in life .

A sense of wonder and a sense of adventure.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Did Ya Miss Me?

Sorry I haven't made a post recently.

But I've been out cycling.

A spring day on the east coast of the South Island, NZ. If it wasn't for the stink of seal shit you'd think you were in heaven.

Things have been happening, and I'll continue 'Niel the Wheels' story in a few days. For now I thought I'd just let you know that I haven't hung up my wheels for good and joined the chubby bum brigade, as they go about their daily chores of carting themselves and kids around in the SUV.

For now I have to check out Adi's latest parcel that's just arrived full of bike bits intended to rebuild her  touring bike. I'm pretty sure I managed to sneak  a Campagnolo rear derailleur for myself in that order.

"O' there you are you little beauty"


  1. Yes Niel we missed you.
    Your right about the smell there. Bad enough stopping for a while then back in the car let alone riding past it.
    Good to see ya back enjoying NZ for all its beauty. I take it the vegie garden is taken care of then.

    1. Thanks Aaron,

      The veggie garden is coming on. The neighbour must have given up, after once again bringing in the heavy artillary. After ploughing his patch with the tractor twice it now sits growing weeds.I'm going to start planting the corn seeds now. Nothing like a buttery cob or two.

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