Friday, August 26, 2011

Coast to Coast.

O.K. Having sold quite a few rohloffs this year time to try for myself. We will be cycling coast to coast next week on two VSF Fahrrads. (The Majorca theme continues as I will be joined from a friend from Palma ). The models will be T900 with Rohloff and T400 derailleur geared .

Route will be East to West as I am in love with the Lake District more than ever and am willing to sacrifice potential wind in the face for the thought of Kirkstone Pass and then the Wrynose and Hardknott Pass towards the end of the ride.I was on the Kirkstone 3 weeks ago but in a vehicle --- as my eldest daughter had asked if we could do High Street. (She liked the idea as we all did that they used to race horses up there in years gone by).

I have been using the Rohloff a lot lately and although I love riding high end racing bikes I am also really enjoying the Rohloff--- You can keep a great pace up --- it rolls ( actually no pun intended !! )really easily and you know that to be honest you can get up any hill. It is also a work of art which is not just being looked at but is also helping to keep you fitter.

You see having come back from France and seeing guys in their 60's- late 70's looking amazingly strong and fit and performing as they look ,there really can be no better aim in life than to work your body hard as it naturally should be !!

I will let you know how we get on and more importantly how the bikes perform !!

The T900 will be for sale at a good price after the ride . If you are interested let me know (58cms)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just back from viewing the 2012 VSF Fahrrad Manufaktur range.

We have just come back from viewing the new VSF Fahrrad Manufaktur range for 2012.It was a great trip not least because we combined it as a very much toned down stag do ( Dad me and James).It is rare we all 3 get away together on trips so as James is getting married next weekend it seemed a perfect time.

We arrived in Oldenburg just as people were going to work, about 9a.m ,ready for a full day of looking at and trying out the new range.

This year there are quite a few changes but the quality remains the same. To me the bikes are even more beautiful !

Time allowing I will let you know - model by model - about any revisions for the coming year and also tell you about the new models which are being added !