June 1, 2017

Occasionally out of the daily onslaught of mountain bike videos (or "edits" as the cool kids call them) emerges something special. Something that rises above the bros whipping over big jumps and hucking on the North Shore. Something like wheat that has sorted itself fr...

May 9, 2017

A good pair of grips is the difference between hand pain and comfort. Here is a selection of the best available:


May 8, 2017

If you are in need of some new mountain bike shorts, have a look at this lot:


May 8, 2017

Hopping mad with fallen branches on the trail? Check out my article on The Adventure Junkies to learn how to hop over them.


April 24, 2017

This one was thanks to Lisa again. She was signed up to race the Lake Hawea Epic with some mates. One of them dropped out so I was talked into a 125 km XC race. When I missed the last registration date, I realised that I could still tag along and hit the fun trails in...

April 19, 2017

I spent Easter in and around Dunedin. I got wet.

Remember that German bikepacking friend of mine? Well, she suggested a weekend of mountain biking in Dunedin over Easter. Eager as ever to see new places I said yes.

We left on Good Friday, early in the morning. A tropical...

April 11, 2017

A few years ago Aaron Gwin appeared out of nowhere and took the DH World Cup by storm, eventually taking the win in 2011 and 2012. The story of how he started racing and his life leading up to the first time he got on a mountain bike goes to show that it is more than O...

April 10, 2017

Need some new mountain bike gloves? Check out my run down of what to look for and a selection of the best gloves on the market, brought to you by The Adventure Junkies:

MTB Gloves 101

April 8, 2017

After a week that saw Christchurch hit by almost constant rain that peaked spectacularly with a cyclone, I probably should have thought twice about going riding as soon as the sun came out. The trails had turned to rivers as the Port Hill tried to shake off all the exc...

March 26, 2017

The Old Ghost Road is 85 km of man made trail, following a gold mining road that linked some (now) ghost towns and took workers through dramatic mountains to their mines. When a Kiwi friend posted an article about this trail on Facebook just after it opened, it immedia...

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