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Dec 2, 2022

Perseverance and cold feet

Around here the time has come for stepping directly out of the office footwear and into the bike shoes and hitting ...

Nov 18, 2022

A deep dive into New Zealand mountain biking history

  The history of New Zealand mountain biking could arguably start sometime pre-WW2, when races like Round the Gorges...

Nov 11, 2022

Earning (and previewing) your turns

  I posted a photo on the Nzo Facebook page the other day which has received more than the usual amount of attentio...

Oct 6, 2022

Sand and corrugations, and corrugations, and sand.

The morning schedule looks something like this: Stagger around in search of coffee. Having secured some, retire to...

Sep 15, 2022

Spinners and Stance bikes

Following on from our last post about how lucky kids in our hometown get to roam around the forest on their bikes a...

Sep 8, 2022

A great place to be a lucky kid

When we were kids in Auckland, we got the keys to the city on the day we got bikes. Our home range of a couple of b...

Aug 11, 2022

Goodbye, old friend...

This week one of our mates shared a fond farewell message she was directing to her Deanos, the first piece of Nz...

Jul 21, 2022

Bike riding and the End of Civilisation

Usually this communication muses about something mountain bike related, and if possible there is some sort of conne...

Jun 3, 2022

Don't try this at home

Hello! When Nzo got started we had a shop of our own. It was a long shot, there were nowhere enough mountain bikers...

Apr 30, 2021

The Photographer's Day Off

The man behind most of the decent photos in the Nzo story is Graeme Murray. We met on a mountain bike ride, shortly ...

Mar 12, 2021

Outrunning a deluge

It’s Thursday, which on my planet means the day after Wednesday. Hump day. It’s the day we generally do a trip to ...

Mar 5, 2021

Thoughts on trail muntage

Here is a snapshot of the way my brain operates. Well, not the whole thing, a blogpost isn’t long enough. Just the b...
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