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VOGA Cycle Club - Creswick, VIC
 

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VOGA (Villages of the Old Goldfields Association) Cycle Club is made up of a passionate group of cycle enthusiasts based in and around Creswick, Victoria. The club work closely with the Hepburn Shire to deliver the 100km of Creswick Trails and part of the MOU is to carry out ongoing trail maintenance. They put the call out to Ground Effect for a leaf blower, and the Slush Fund handed over $1000 for its purchase.
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Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club
 

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The Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club is the largest mtb club in Auckland, based in the Maraetai/Whitford Forest area east of Auckland. The Slush Fund fired the club $2000 cash to help re-build the 'Ground Effect' track after recent logging.
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West Coast Wilderness Trail
 

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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
 

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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

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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

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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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Paparoa Track Video

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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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Ohayou Gozaimasu Japan

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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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Watt eBike

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Arguably the most significant (almost) new thing on two wheels is the electric bike. In the short time they’ve been around, the technology has progressed at an eye watering rate.
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Jamie's Nomadic Weekend Away 2019 Photo Gallery

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Just two years old and already a solid entry in the annual social calendar, Jamie Nicoll's Nomadic Weekend at Craigieburn was once again an Easter cracker this year. Classic vehicles, an armada of tents, North Shore racks, huntaways, kids and good vibes rolled into camp over Good Friday.
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Track Adders at St Arnaud

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Dave Mitchell vaguely recalls St Arnaud hosting a few National Series races back in the dark ages, but since then - and mostly under the radar - a network of superb trails has magically sprung up. The new tracks are mostly in the Teetotal area, with some long adventure loops just out of town around Beebys Knob and the Russian Red Hills.
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More Ramblings in Italy's Aosta Valley

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Dave Mitchell concludes his and Ditte’s extended exploration of the Italian Alps with a history lesson and up-lift indulgence using their non-consecutive three day passes, providing access to Pila Bikeland, Cervino and La Thuile.
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