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May 8, 2015

This Takes me Back

Hard to believe that this time three years ago I was riding through Turkey and experiencing the most unsettling experience of the journey. These pictures show my arrival at the FN factory when it was all behind me. It still gives me goosebumps to remember the feeling of elation and pride at achieving my dream. […]

May 8, 2015

Making History

It was a great surprise this week to receive a copy of the Herstal Group’s book “125 years in pictures”. Beautifully illustrated with some magnificent machines manufactured by FN over the years and a full colour page featuring my trip with Effie across the world. Book sales of No Room for Watermelons are going well […]

March 5, 2015

When there’s no spokes to be found!

Breaking 120 spokes on the FN wasn’t going to ever stop me making it to Belgium, even when the ones I  had cut and re-bent, ran out. I had around 50 broken spokes welded together and these got me from Pakistan to the Czech Republic. Some of the hooks on the ends broke, but I […]

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 […]