Our day started early on October 17th, for our overnighter to Kaihu Top Ten camp, via Tutumoe Range. The morning was clear and still, as we left the cars to travel along the gravel roads around Parakao. We were a crew of 8 riders, Clayton who works with me, my daughter (13), Greg and his […]
Category: Touring/ Bike packing
Surly Bicycles Whangarei
Whangarei has some diverse riding and conditions. Bicycles come in many variables, but one brand stands out for versatility throughout its models, SURLY bikes. Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand has a sub tropical environment with hot summers and wet winters, forests to beaches, with some great single track and gravel back road riding. This riding diversity, […]
Tour Aotearoa 2018, actual ride.
This iconic ride started for me on the 26/02/2018 from Tapotapota camp near Cape Reinga. I was dropped off at Tapotapota camp ground about 2 pm, the day before my start, by friends, Steve and Rachel. It was time to set up camp and wander around this beautiful area. The tide was coming in, as […]
Customizing your bike!
Customizing your bicycle is a sure way to individualize your ride. It brings a great sense of pride and love of your chosen brand. We here at Missing Link Cycles have the parts to make your bike like no other, whether it be colours, cockpit parts or driveline choices. Little changes to your bicycle, like […]
Loaded for the Timber trail: Bicycle Update:
All finished and loaded for the Timber Trail shake down. Will update and review the Surly Karate Monkey 650B, I have custom fitted a Sram 2×11 groupset to the frame which has been testing my patience. The gearing will give me 24, 36T at the crank end, with the 10-42 on the rear, don’t think […]