You layout description almost matches what we did in our bus and we were happy with that. You box is bigger than the bus was though, we had the bed at the back but down the length rather than width (was only ~180cm wide). The boot opening wasn’t big enough for upright bikes either so they were laid over.
Nelson – loads of great trails around
Kaiteriteri – smallish trail centre 2 min ride from the beach
St Arnaud’s – a couple of quite technical trails if you happen to be passing through
Cragieburn – good trails, big climbs though.
Hamner Springs – a few trails here, less technical, possibly some nice easy scenic ones too.
Dunedin – signal hill.…[Read more]
geuben replied to the topic Flying to New Zealand from Manchester bike bag help! in the forum Bike Forum 3 weeks ago
We used https://www.alphatravelinsurance.co.uk/ for our 2 year stay in NZ. Struggled to find anyone else to cover us for that long a trip and for the type of activities we would be doing. We never needed it so no idea if they were actually any good.
As for bikes I shipped mine out on slow boat and then shipped it back freight. Trying to figure…[Read more]
geuben replied to the topic Cheap Ebay Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade key – whats the catch? in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago
Did this last week for my parents. Did the upgrade and was going to buy a key of eBay but it appears to be fully activated already after the upgrade.
Do the upgrade and then worry about the key later if it says you have to activate.
Kids do certainly complicate your situation. I’ll add this anecdote to my list of reasons not to have kids.
Try to take something from knowing that your kids are in a better scenario than the child your wife is in court about.
I also have a somewhat similar scenario with my parents (in their 70s). My mum runs the local food bank and my dad is…[Read more]
Several sacks of the presents that were supposed to be delivered yesterday by my partner and her children’s services department are now in our lounge. Someone crashed the van they were going to use! Now she has to run around on Monday instead.
Which bit annoyed you? Her having to work late or you having to sort out the kids?
We don’t have any…[Read more]