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Dec 1, 2023

The awesomeness of bicycles

Note: the numbers they dish out these days to carry the timing chip doofer must be wrapped and stuck to itself to ma...

Nov 22, 2023

Return to Taupo

This weekend, for the first time in a few years, I am going to ride around Lake Taupo. Covid and cancer got in the w...

Nov 17, 2023

The Pearl Pass Tour and me

This morning I spotted a story about the Pearl Pass Tour, in Crested Butte, Colorado. It took me back to 1989, the f...

Nov 13, 2023

New Zealand's latest great mountain bike ride.

New Zealand’s great new mountain bike ride is off the hook. Literally, the hook hanging under a helicopter.  Kaimana...

Nov 2, 2023

Marlborough Sounds Getaway

This is a story by Gaz@Nzo for New Zealand Mountain Biker mag from a trip we did in September 2020. Republished here...

Sep 26, 2023

Us and them

Here is a snapshot of what separates us from the normal people. By ‘us’ I mean people who ride bikes - doesn’t matt...

Sep 20, 2023

The Staycation

Every so often we discuss how to turn a regular old outing in your local hang-out into something more memorable. Wel...

Sep 19, 2023

Dirt... the new sand

(a newsletter from 2015, retrieved for curiosity) Here is a little test to help you feel better about your obses...

Aug 29, 2023

The life cycle of a t shirt

Part one: Mid-ride, mid-shower, mid-life; take your pick. An idea pops into being. It gets drawn on whatever comes t...

Aug 22, 2023

The never-ending N+1

A couple of weeks ago the stars aligned and I added two new bikes to the stable at once. By a combination of circums...

Jul 12, 2023

Mountain biking culture... is there one?

The other day we went for a ride that gave us plenty of time to yak about mountain biking. Usually we get into a long...

Jun 27, 2023

How to feel like a 12 Year Old

Method 1: Get a new bike. Nothing creates the feeling of being twelve better than swinging your leg over a bike for...
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