Two weeks ago I spent my last weekend in Tasmania before flying back to Melbourne on the Tuesday. I went to stay with two friends in Melbourne, Alessio and Federico, both Italian guys who are working towards their citizenship. I spent some time looking for work and a room to rent, but haven’t found anything yet. I’m planning to work for 2 months here in Melbourne, while I buy and build my bicycle for the Asia trip. Ben left earlier this week, he flew to Bali and will spend some time traveling around South East Asia.
I am trying to get as much advice and information about touring bikes and equipment, so I’ve been visiting bike shops and checking some stuff online. At the moment I am planning to buy a Surly Long Haul Trucker bicycle frame and a Brooks Flyer Special seat, then start building it up from there.