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The Great Divide Ride - Part 1, Canada

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After completing the Tour Aotearoa, I then (bravely) informed work that I'd be leaving at the end of the month. I was “heading overseas" for another solo cycle tour, yet still hadn't figured out where. I had a few ideas, but committed to none. Then fate popped the Tour Divide race up on my browser. I dug deeper and tickets were soon booked to Canada. I planned riding 8 weeks south to Durango.

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Plastic Not Fantastic

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In June this year mountain biker and adventurer Huw Kingston delivered a compelling TED talk, Message in a Bottle, at TEDx Athens in the magnificent new Greek National Opera House. Unsurprisingly Huw is a fine raconteur with a rich back catalogue of adventures and experiences to draw on.
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Nelson Lakes Mtb

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16 year old Hawkes Bay shredder Archie Elliot and Australian videographer Dominic Hook journeyed to Nelson Lakes National Park earlier this year. They thrashed St Arnaud's newer and older trails, capturing the adrenaline and ambiance on a short video.

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Milk and Honey Race

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Ground Effect Revolutionary Ollie Whalley recently defended his title in the Milk and Honey winning the men's team category along with his 'Fast and Hairy' team mate Martin. Fellow Revolutionary, Anja McDonald and Ollie’s wife Heidi raced as the Spinnarets. They won the women's team category. Anja also smashed the enduro.
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A Tale of Two Halves

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Jamie's latest Europe adventure comes with a his and hers perspective. The getting there is a little tough, but worth it on this romantic Swiss get-away to a rustic Swiss refuge hut in La Derbonne Valley of western Switzerland.
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Dolce Dolomiti

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Tony Hutcheson and his venerable Olympus recently banked an indulgent four weeks of European singletrack. Mid trip, he and Malcolm Stoney hooked up with Jamie Nicoll and Max Schumann for a week of gnarl, gnocchi and grappa in Val Gardena.
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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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