I was having trouble with my bike gears and finally a cable broke.

Now I have new cables, new tyres and tubes, re-set brakes, new ergo handle grips, etc.

My bike is sparkling new, all ready for our Central Otago Rail Trail adventure next month.

The only problem is that my top speed has reduced 5kmph with the new ground grip tyres rather than my old smooth ones.

That also means harder pedalling, albeit much safer at speed through the forest and on gravel roads!