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Friday, February 13, 2015

On the road again...North of South Tour

It's been a long time since my last post - work arrangements have prevented me from accruing sufficient leave to tour, something that has been very demotivating for me.

But now I have a month free to ride, and will be heading back to New Zealand in a few weeks. I plan to tour around the north of the South Island on a route similar to the one I posted previously.

Preparations are well under way, and the excitement is starting to build. Not long now.


  1. Hi Ron,
    I'm a long time lurker on the Australian Cycling Forums and noticed that you're considering selling selling the Pioneer? If so I may be interested in taking it off your hands, as I'm looking to do a fundraising/touring ride around large parts of Australia. If still available would you mind telling me a bit more about the condition of the bike, what would be included, what price you were hoping to get etc...?

    1. Hi Nicolas. Thanks for your interest. Yes, I have pretty much decided to sell the Pioneer as I have too many bikes and another project I want to finance.
      Apart from a cycling computer, it will be offered ready to tour - just attach your panniers and bag and you're good to go.
      Condition is as new, apart from a slight and inconsequential bent to the rear rack, courtesy of Air New Zealand's baggage handlers.
      I'd rather not discuss financial arrangements publicly. Please use the contact form (at the bottom of the right column) to send your email address and I'll return a detailed component list and my thoughts on price.

  2. Hi Ron,
    No problem - have submitted the contact form.