Four Years Today

Well 4 years ago today my life changed riding to work. I would like to thank Mark and all my workmates over the last 4 years for their support at Top Gear Cycles. At long last I have support going forwards, help with learning about the new me. @postconcussioninc & @hopeafterheadinjury thanks for your podcasts, […]

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Walkabout

Mount Tauhara and a sunny winter’s afternoon in Taupo.Out Barefoot walking in Vivobarefoot Primes Lite III Barefoot/Minimum shoes.Working on foot muscle strength and flexibility, before trying to run again.Why Barefoot or minimalist shoes?Because it’s helped big time with my Balance walking since my accident ending up with a sTBI.

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First Modern Olympics, Greece

Panathenaic Stadium, is All-Marble was build to hosted the First Modern Olympics in Athens, Greece in 1896 Panathenaic Stadium is also known as Kallimarmaro can seat up to 50,000 people. Is white in a horseshoe shape and stands triumphantly under the shadow of the Acropolis and remains the world’s only arena made completely from marble. […]

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Life

Well i’m glad to have traveled overseas and have had some extraordinary adventures. From having a Gun to my forehead crossing into Italy from former Yugoslavia in 1987 to four person bobsleighing in Lillehammer in 1994. Driving to Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) from the day with a Contiki Bus full of only three staff members […]

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Retro Ritchey (ATB) Ascent Build

Mid winter’s day ride aboard my Retro build up Ritchey Ascent, with Nitto Bullmoose handlebars, NOS 1990’s Ritchey Brake Levers, Brooks C15 Cambium saddle, Kent Erickson Titanium seatpost, Paul Components Thumbies Shifter mount’s and Shimano 9 speed Barend shifters. Build the retro way with Shimano XT 3×9 mixed set-up. Wheels are DT Swiss 350 hub’s, […]

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Old Stock Brake Levers

When building a modern retro ATB (all-terrain bike) or now called a MTB (mountain bike) you need NOS (new old stock) parts to help made it retro.Here are my NOS 1993 Ritchey Brake Levers.More photos to come of my Ritchey bike Build.

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A Sunny Winter’s Day

A beautiful sunny winter’s day with snow on the mountains in the distance.

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Why Not

Why can we not have our Brains unplugged for a moment and have a reset? I have thought about asking this same question!

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Back On My Bike

First ride in months and with the new Ritchey Venturemax XL 52cm handlebars and vintage Bar-Con shifters and all are temporary until new Surly Corner Bar handlebars arrive in New Zealand.Then it’s all new Shimano XT 2×12 groupset and Paul Components Klamper Brakes.Looking forward, but my Jones LWB Spaceframe is far better riding with a […]

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Surly Corner Bar

So it’s been a compromise running Shimano XT 2×11 with drop handlebars and over the weekend to have fitted new Ritchey Venturemax XL (52cm) drop handlebars. But to make them work I’m having to go back to my parts bins and run old Suntour Bar Con Power Shifters (6 speed barend shifters) in friction mode […]

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Jones LWB Spaceframe

So this is my Jones LWB Spaceframe bike that I have improved with changing out the over stuff Jones Truss Forks to much more comfortable Jones Unicrown Forks. I have also upgraded the handlebars from Jones H-Bar Loop to a Salsa Woodchipper handlebars and only because the Woodchipper drop handlebars come in a Max is […]

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TRACKS

So fingers crossed that the tracks straighten up. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel

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Chain Cleaning

Now this is not the right way to clean a chain, So do not do this and go for a ride instead

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I Over Did It Again Today

So right, and still trying to workout my new limits still after 3 years.Help is on it’s way I hope and I have my fingers crossedI can at last see a future for me.

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Grass Up The Middle

Today’s walk to the Dam and back, close to Hatepe (close to Taupo) even grass up the middle along some of it.A great change of places to walk.Beautiful winter’s day out again.

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The Mountains

A Beautiful clear winter’s day in Taupo again with the mountains lightly covered in icing sugar (snow).

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A Winter’s Day

First International Yacht arrived in Taupo boat harbour today.It’s been a long time since the last International Yacht can to Taupo.A Beautiful winter’s day with a view of the mountains in the distance. Please Note: Taupo is a Lake so just having a Joke

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My Brain Is Numb Today

So today my brain is feeling numb after seeing two different specialists in brain injury this week. After my accident in 2017 my brain injury was listed as concussion and I was sent home with painkillers. Since this I have seen a number of doctors that have said it just takes time. I got to […]

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The Best Paperweights Made

I was lucky in winning a pair of full custom Bont Road Cycling shoes a number of years ago, but unfortunately I didn’t feel safe to ride on the roads anymore. I now use them as paperweights at home. Would have been great if I could have had them made as Mountain Bike shoes to […]

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Huka Falls Loop Walk

Today’s walk via Huka Falls walk track, a beautiful loop when you return via Huka Falls Road.A great day out. Pete

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What A Relief

Well learnt about musician (high-fidelity) earplugs over the weekend and today was so much better the World’s Volume has been Turned Down! and is clear and relaxing. After three years of load noise everywhere. Thanks to learning about them from Bella’s podcasts @ http://www.postconcussioninc.com

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Beautiful Midwinter Day

Today was a beautiful midwinter day for a walkabout of Taupo. Brisk Sports Walk of 10+ kilometres in the sun. Pete

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A Summer’s Day

On a sunny summer’s day close to Taupo from a few months ago.I feel it looks better in Black and White than in Colour?Inspired by my friend Steve from the UK. Pete

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First Of Two Different Links Pages Planned

So I have just added a new links page (on my website) with links to information and helpful videos, Podcasts, and Websites about Brain Injurys that I have found helpful for myself and maybe for you, or someone your know with a Brain Injury.More links are going to be listed in the future.Thanks to Post […]

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A Beautiful Day

Kawakawa, Northland, NZ has more than just Hundertwasser Public Toilets in this town with a number of beautiful looking buildings.This photograph is from 2020 Tour Aotearoa rest stop on the way to Cape Reinga with TA friends.Just a Note: I should not have started the TA again, but I have been stubborn in not emitting […]

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Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time I looked for a new challenge in 2004 to learn to ride to a Mountain Unicycle or Muni for short and even went to Unicon (World’s for Unicyclist). Life is about challenges!

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Lake Taupo Sunset

From a few months ago view over Lake Taupo though artwork, just out for a evening fitness walk and the light was just about right that had to stop and enjoy.

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Waiting For Milkman

Have we been missing the Milkman and recycling that we once had in New Zealand

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My Tenth Post

So yes these are a few old fence posts on the Old Coach Road.

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Taupo

An evening view over Taupo and Lake Taupo from Mount Tauhara.

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2015 Kiwi Brevet

Thanks to Steve Makin I have a recond of the 1st day in NZ classic KB

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Going Forwards

So today I have stepped down from the Facebook Group that I started in 2015 “Bikepacking New Zealand” also closed down “Bikepacking New Zealand” & “Gravel NZ” website’s & Instagram account’s plus my Tumblr account. So going forwards i’ll be just be posting here and on my personal Instagram account here https://www.instagram.com/kiwipetesadventures/ Why? because I […]

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NZ Lockdown 2020

Almost a Ghost Town, with very few out and about in 2020

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90 Mile Beach

Riding down 90 Mile Beach along part of Tour Aotearoa

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Weeds

I love this very simple photograph I take a few years ago

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