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Paparoa Track Video

Jamie Nicoll reports from a sneak preview on a recent promotional trip for DOC on the soon-to-be-completed Paparoa Track. 55km of new singletrack from Blackball to Punakaiki on the South Island's West Coast.
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Yakru Enduro - The World's Highest Enduro Race

With the highest mountains in the world, and raving reviews by everyone who had graced her soils, Nepal seemed to be a must-visit destination. So when Phoebe Coers sent us a link to the Yakru Enduro – an enduro on the roof of the world - it seemed like the best excuse to plan a trip around a 'race', and get over there.

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The EWS Season That Was

Fresh off the plane and back in her home town of Wanaka, Mops Newell reflects on her 2019 EWS season. Shifting allegiance from Masters to Women’s Elite was a step up but still a sweet, fun ride - just with a few more (big) bumps.

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A Spring Challenge

Anja debriefs the Whanganui leg of this year's Spring Challenge on behalf of Team Juliana - Anja, fellow Ground Effect Revolutionary Robin Pieper and long time MTB legend Brenda 'Bob' Clapp.
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Tour of Pie

Fiscally constrained and always up for a challenge, Sam Shaw bikes from Rotorua to Christchurch over four days for a weekend of responsible drinking and irresponsible skiing at Mt Olympus.
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Kiwi Beervet 2019

During an idle Wednesday night, whisky in hand, a plan was hatched to hold a non-event cycle tour. Invite no one, don’t race but don’t take it easy and above all else, stop for beer.

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West Coast Wilderness Trail

The South Island's West Coast has rapidly established itself as New Zealand’s premier destination for multi-day mountain biking and bikepacking. The region boasts the Heaphy Track, Old Ghost Road, the new Paparoa Track and the slightly more cruisy West Coast Wilderness Trail.
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South Aussie Outback

The South Australian Outback: A true blue, fair dinkum, ripper part of the world – to translate, it's a place like no other. I never thought I could fall in love with such emptiness and vast horizons, roads that go hundreds of kilometres in a straight line and towns that sound so silly they just don't seem real.

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The Great Divide Ride - Part 3, Yellowstone, Wyoming & Colorado

The conclusion of Sasha Smith's adventures on the Great Divide Trail - pinning it from Yellowstone National Park, through the Great Divide Basin desert to finish with a flourish and hit of singletrack in Colorado.

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The Great Divide Ride - Part 2, Montana

Sasha Smith continues the story of her adventures on the Great Divide Trail - making new friends and avoiding bears as she traverses Montana, eventually arriving at the geothermal wonderland of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
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Trans Provence Ends - The Donkey Carries on...

Jamie Nicoll reflects on his sixth, and last (as in the event is no longer happening) Trans Provence - the iconic multi-day enduro race that traverses the mountains of Southern France, before rolling into Menton and the azure blue Mediterranean.

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Ohayou Gozaimasu Japan

Earlier this year Jillian, Max, Finn and Fraser seized a brief family holiday opportunity for a spring cycle tour in Japan. They headed to Kyushu - the furthest south of Japan’s main islands where the weather is expected to be warmer in April - they got that part almost right!
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