Introducing Mr. Fusion

After over a year in design, testing and production, it FINALLY lives! Mr. Fusion is our new modular, user-friendly, and stupidly-stable seat system.     The heart of the system lies in the integration of a lightweight support hoop, and a dedicated seatpost clamp.  This support hoop system creates an incredibly solid connection to the bike, and reduces all sway in the pack, even when loaded with the most massive of loads.   The support hoops and clamps are all custom manufactured for Porcelain Rocket by our friends at Hunter Cycles in California. The pack insert is derived from...

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Canning Stock Route : Part 1 – So, Now What?

So, now what? I’m home, well-fed, comfortable in clothes that don’t smell as though they’ve spent a month in the sewer, I enjoy endless coffee, my favourite microbrews, and bask in the company of friends and my little family.   As warm and wonderful as these things are, and as much as they were so desperately missed on the CSR, I just hate when things are over.  Two years of planning, dreaming and actually happening all come to an end far too quickly.  I’ve got the post-adventure blues, and I know this one will take some time to sink in… “All good...

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Canning Stock Route : Part 2 – Statistics, Logistics

Continuing where we left off, Part 2 will be a bit of the nitty-gritty about the Canning Stock Route as a whole, and the logistics that went into making our traverse possible.  A lot of the info here may well be repeated by Tom on his own blog, but I suppose it is always worth having multiple perspectives on these sorts of things… It is certainly worth noting that, before Tom mentioned the CSR to me almost 2 years ago now, I’d never heard of the route.  So this was all his idea, and as I reminded him on a few occasions during the expedition, his fault.  In all fairness to him,...

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Canning Stock Route : Part 3 – For the Gearheads

I thought I’d go all Star Wars with my post-Canning Stock Route posts, and start at the bottom.  Part 2 will contain some general route info, statistics from our traverse, info on logistics, and a bit of my reckoning on all these things.  Part 1 will, naturally, be a bit of my emotional reflection on a journey completed.  Stay tuned in the next few days for Parts 2 & 1. In the meantime, and potentially as a point of reference, have a scroll through the photos I’ve posted to my Flickr page. Also, it is certainly worth a visit to Tom’s blog and Flickr page for a much...

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Gone to do something hard…

Hey there. Another crazy winter’s in the bags (haha), and I’ve been working doubly hard to prepare for my own little bit of time off.  Porcelain Rocket will be closed from July 10th to September 1st, 2013.  I’ll be in Australia making an attempt to ride the Canning Stock Route, along with Tom Walwyn. We plan to be on the track from about July 20th to August 25th.  You can follow along here, if you like : http://trackleaders.com/csr I’d like to thank some folks who’ve helped make this insane thing possible : Tom Walwyn & Sarah Hedges Rick Hunter Kevin...

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