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Bivio - a Wee Swiss Gem

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Beyond St Moritz where all the beautiful people hang out and the bike shops are full of carbon and titanium shiny stuff, a lonely mountain pass (Julierpass) leads to the train-less settlement of Bivio.

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My Favourite Bike Shorts

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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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An Icelandic Rabbit Hole…

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Why go biking in Iceland? There are easier (and definitely warmer) places in the world and it's a long way from NZ. In 2014 we were thinking of rekindling our youth with an overseas bike trip in Europe, and then on the spur of the moment opted for Iceland. We had no idea what the cycling was actually like there, and certainly not of the rabbit hole this choice would take us down…
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Kennett's to Mtb Hall of Fame

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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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Road to the 2018 BC Bike Race

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One of the most popular mountain bike stage races in the world, the BC Bike Race takes in the spectacular terrain on the West Coast of British Columbia in Canada over seven days. Bruce Newton documented his journey in the lead up to the 2018 edition.

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2018 BC Race Report

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Bruce Newton documented his journey to the 2018 edition of the BC Bike Race in Canada.  The race took place early July in the spectacular terrain of the West Coast of British Columbia. Read his day by day account of the race.

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Bush and Beach Epic in QLD, Australia

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Ground Effect customer Neil Ennis and his mates recently completed a 700km trip through the bush and beaches of South East Queensland. 
Neil only realised duing the second half of the trip that ALL of the team had chosen to wear Ground Effect tops. He sent us his journey in pictures, and the link to his trip blog.

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Queenstown Mountain Bike Club

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The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club Junior Sub-Committee has been busy educating the youth of today on how to play their part in the maintenance and development of trails. For groms this is clearing drains, sweeping trail, and moving small windfall. So they got Ground Effect on board and with $900 cash from the Slush Fund were able to purchase a bunch of kid friendly tools.
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