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April 25th, 2006 | categorizilation: all categories

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I noticed yesterday that there was water spitting out of the top of the suspension forks on my bike. The damper cap (indicated by arrows) was loose, and it seems as though it got water in there on Saturday when I was riding in the rain. This can’t be a good thing, so I’ve emailed HP Velotechnik for some advice. Still awaiting their answer.


Water in forks?


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Comment by Lee — April 27, 2006 @ 1:54 am | post a comment

Oh my goodness, Rob.

I just looked at your route map.

You know, before now I hadn't really had any concept of how far you'd be travelling. Japan, London, Other Places… it was all kind of vague, in my head at least. How far could it be?, I assured myself.

How wrong I was.

Rob, this will be a monumental journey and experience. (You know that already, but I'm saying this to myself as much as anyone.) Someone should be following you with a documentary camera (and a recumbentbike-rack and cup of hot chocolate just in case). But all power to you.

Wow. Yet another lesson in the astounding-yet-understated-ness that is Rob.


Comment by Rob Thomson — April 27, 2006 @ 2:29 am | post a comment

Hey Lee,

Please take a look at comments:


The distance sometimes freaks me out. I sometimes wake up in the morning wondering what I have gotten myself into.

But then I remember all the potentially cool stuff that will happen. The potential change a trip like this will have on my outlook on the world…I'll take it a day at a time, savouring the moments.

Thanks for the comments. It's nice to know that someone is watching.

- Rob

Comment by Rich — April 30, 2006 @ 8:29 pm | post a comment


Your website is awesome. Simply love your design. I just added your blog to my NewsGator reader to follow your adventures.

Good luck on your trip from a fellow traveler;)

Comment by rusi — May 5, 2006 @ 10:59 pm | post a comment

hi Rob

you are doing some crazy stuff again,

man admire ya very much dude.


can i have you permittion to publish yr site on my blog for a bit promotion?


Comment by Jim Gagnepain — May 14, 2006 @ 7:23 am | post a comment

Good luck on your journey. Be safe and enjoy!

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