word press is giving me problems and not publishing all my photos , i may have something wrong with this computer who knows , this photo is my finished bike from my last blog and my last project in new zealand . on saturday i fly out to australia ( perth) for another adventure …. i’ll let you know how things go….
iv’e finished my project bike
it has already started , the excuses for not competing , and as i said in my last blog dengue fever has been in india since the dawn of time .. my grandfather went to india back in 52 and dengue was rife .. he was there in an era that there were no controls over it , his party returned safe.. i think what is bugging me the most is the attitude that we are better than the india people and it is arrogant to tell them that the best that they can do is not acceptable to us , then when the accommodation is found to be alright, use a disease as an excuse to pull out… it would appear to me that these sports people are looking for any reason to not go.. watching an interview on TV the other night the cyclist , who was pulling out , took the entire interview to tell us the reason he was pulling out was dengue fever and the rest of the interview was fragmented and confusing , he just didn’t want to go and was looking for a way out that made him look like the aggrieved party …how would we react if rugby teams pulled out of next years world cup because we have one of the highest rates of meningitis in the world ? ……just go and enjoy the difference , millions of tourist do every year…………….
the emissions trading act comes into force today.. i’m am stunned to hear the Labour Party pouring scorn on it saying that it is talking money from us and will negate our tax cuts… how short is their memory? … it’s not that long ago that they , the Labour Party , used celebrities such as kisha castel-hughes and lucy lawless to promote their scheme that would take more money from our household budgets without the benefits of tax cuts.. what pissed me off at the time was these celebrities could afford the estimated $40 a week ! .. to rub salt into the wound at the time of the promotion castel-hughes flew over to france to an opening of a film she had acted in.. if she was that concerned she would not have flown half way around the would to see a film she had already seen…. everyone in power is dodging the important issue , where is the money that is being collected going ? no one seems to be telling us this..
got a new seat and seat post today, put some peddles on , and took it for a ride.. spent last night tweaking the gears and brakes and all seem to work well so i took it for a ride.. what a beast
i went to one of the local bike shops to get a new front derailer for my project bike .. at this stage i’m just trying to get it on the road .. the bike shop had some used derailers so the gave me one .. i will have to modify it a bit but i can’t see any problems with that.. so now all i need is a seat and peddles ……