Screenshot 2014-11-03 06.54.32So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night.” A car ad on the TV has recently purloined these Sound of Music lyrics for its own commercial ends, but they got me thinking of my own adieu to my Kona Rove.

The Rove has seen me through the last few months with aplomb — a variety of mostly commuting miles mixed with some off-road diversions. I have to admit that I didn’t quite get to use the Rove in the way I’d hoped; my visions of credit card touring never materialised, my weekends too full of mountain biking instead. Read more