April 4, 2014

On Track for a new Adventure

Effie has been stripped down and I’ve begun work making and replacing worn parts. Surprisingly, the pistons were in pretty good shape, but I’m having the barrels rebored and am putting new pistons in. I won’t know how worn the crank-shaft bearings are until the motor is dismantled, but will replace them anyway. I’ve finished […]

September 30, 2012


WE MADE IT… what more can I say. The feeling of riding through Herstal towards the FN factory was unbelievable. The years spent restoring Effie and those of dreaming about this becoming a reality, and now for it to be happening was almost more than I could believe. Accompanied by a large group of fellow […]

September 20, 2012

GPS – Going Places Slowly…

Crossing the bridge into Bernkastel-kues was a pretty exciting moment. I was on a high all the way that morning from where I’d camped on a wind generator farm. It proved disappointing to later find that my helmet camera hadn’t functioned after taking a movie of the great day’s ride, with a few steep hills, […]

September 12, 2012

The Final Countdown

My last few days in Prague were spent sightseeing before setting off from Libor’s for Germany. He’d given me a great route to take and by the end of the day I was only 10kms from the border at Babylon. A nice ride with undulating scenery, then the next day it was an uneventful border […]

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