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Spreading the Word

Tune in and listen to a live radio broadcast of Ron (the Old Bloke) with Buck Carson on Wed 29th July at 7pm US time (Thursday 30th July at 10am Aust time). Ron will be sharing tales from his overland travels on the FN in 2012 and the book about the journey – No Room for Watermelons.


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. Crazy I know, but now I’m looking at what I can do...

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 both online and across the country...

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 had a sufficient number to make it. Never give up I say!