Moments Like These

My New Favourite Bike Shorts

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It has been about seven months since I wrote to you about the problem with my favourite bike shorts (MFBS), a sorrowful tale about how my old biking companions had started to finally fall apart. You Ground Effect folk responded with kindness, after clearly empathising with my pitiful situation.
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My Favourite Bike Shorts

4 min read

I am writing with a complaint of sorts. It's about my favourite bike shorts (MFBS), they are starting to fall apart. The stitching is giving way in four separate places and the synthetic chamois is worn through. I am quite distressed about this state of affairs as my MFBS and I have been through a lot together over the past 12 years.
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Kennett's to Mtb Hall of Fame

1 min read


Jonathan, Paul and Simon Kennett’s over-and-above contributions to New Zealand mountain biking have been recognised by the Mtb Hall of Fame. They join this year’s inductees (sounds painful) to the venerable Marin institution.

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Youthful Exuberance

1 min read

Miss 3.5 years at our house decided to open the courier pack because she "loved it" and "needed it".
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Dog Day Afternoon

3 min read

The dog was very thin. Think xylophone covered with skin and fur.
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Beer Coolers

2 min read

Dan's tale of using his wet Double Happys to chill the end-of-ride be caused me to recall similar antics.
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Double Happy Beer Cooler

1 min read

The Double Happys made me double happy when I placed a can of beer into each of their wet pockets.
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Mtb Yin and Yang

1 min read

We're hovering around - poking, prodding and offering unhelpful advice when the clouds parted (literally) and a blond apparition approached the hut.
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I Look Like a Splice Icecream

1 min read

Now when I ride down the street kids laugh at me because I look like a Splice. Fat people try to lick me on hot days.
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Double Happys' Complaint

1 min read

Whilst when originally purchased, I subscribed to all the splatter about not wearing out and lasting for ages, I didn't take it too literally.
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Locomotive Driver Jock 'Reekie' McBarry

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No Love Lost

1 min read

When I txt my wife "I love you" or "you're beautiful" she replies, "did you mean to send that to me or matt?"
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