Gra Nomad Wanderings

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Well, the Mongoose IBOC Road was 11 years old this Australia Day. So, on 1 Feb 2007 it was replaced by a BH carbon fibre roadbike with Ultegra components. It sure looks cool!

I bought it from TWO WHEEL INDUSTRIES in Newcastle. It was made in Spain and has only done 95 km so far. Today I rode 55 km at an average of 24 km/hr. Pretty good for an old bloke like me. (It was pretty windy!)

The guys at TWO WHEEL INDUSTRIES were great. Marek fitted me out and put the bike together. I can really recommend them. They gave me a good deal and discounts on everything I bought, like speedo, bottle cages, pedals, pump and seat bag.

It is a lovely bike! Now Fay can go out and buy a new sewing machine!

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At 10:58 PM, Blogger Rodney Olsen said...

Very nice. I don't suppose you'll be bringing it over at Easter time for us to go riding.

At 9:39 AM, Blogger skadia said...

Fay, I hope You will buy a great sewing machine!!!
Gra, what an amazing bike! Have a great trips with it!

At 1:56 PM, Blogger Students from WWTC said...

Very tempting Rodney. Very tempting.
Skadia, she doesn't need encouragement thank you! Glad you like the bike. On a ride on tandem this morning we did a TYRE! Had to hitch a lift back to town and then go back and get the bike where we'd left it on a farm. Now for a new tyre.

At 5:46 AM, Blogger julie said...

Hope you enjoy the new wheels! We're covered with snow and COLD temperatures. Thoughts of biking are making me green with envy!

At 7:20 AM, Blogger Students from WWTC said...

Mostly it's 34-37 degrees Celcius here - too hot to cycle, so you need to go out VERY early Julie.
Yesterday rode 100 km with Dubbo Veterans group. Average 26 kph. Not bad for an old bloke!

At 1:59 AM, Blogger glenn said...

Hi! That sure looks like a sweet bike. Be careful though... you might find it hooked up to the new sewing machine ...and you.. the human power source!


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