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Author - The Old Bloke

Mother Ganges

The life blood of India – and of course, beyond. Not sure the Old Bloke would fancy taking a dip though, despite it being considered the most holy of rivers.

Where is he going?

Plotting the route has been fun. Lynne & I have pored over maps, working out distances and trying to gauge how far it is between towns & rest stops, It’s unlikely I’ll be able to book any accommodation in advance but I’m over taking my chances with just any dive & plan to sleep as comfortably as possible. Well that’s the plan, but...

The Restoration

The FN motor & cradle were given to me by a church minister in Auckland, NZ in the late 1960’s. The FN factory kindly supplied a photo of the 1910 Paris Motor Show model for that year along with an owner’s manual written in French. Other restorations were taking precedence & it was about ten years later when I moved with my family to Australia...

The Dream

It’s taken me forty years to get my FN on the road. Not because I’m a slow old geezer who doesn’t know his crown wheel from his pedal crank, but because I’ve had other projects on the go and I’ve done my fair sharing of travelling in between. When I was given the engine cradle and an engine in NZ back in the late 60s I was already...