Late last week I received numerous messages from my local bike shop Avanti Plus, Richmond and was super excited to go out and see a box that had just arrived with the new XTR group set. Have a read of my impressions with some detailed photographs of this flag ship group set.
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Recently I had a blast touring the back roads and trails of the Nelson region. I was blown away by the versatility of the bike and how fun it was to ride whether on gravel roads or Kaiteriteri MTB Park single track.
This year's family trip on the Heaphy Track was just Zack and I over a couple of days in the middle of the winter. The Heaphy track is always a special trip with my kids, really rewarding to see them grow and progress on each trip. Each time we take them through we always talk about sections of the trail they have had challenges on, like the first time Zack cleaned the notoriously slippery coal seam (RIP), or highlights like getting to the Heaphy hut or reaching the tops of major climbs... but mostly we end up talking about food.
The May-June issue of Mountain Bike Australia magazine has just been published with my feature on the Nydia Track. Grab a cuppa and check out the behind the scenes images, stories and maps of my trip back in December of this iconic track. Cheers to The Mailboat and On the Track Lodge for making this trip happen. Also cheers to Virginia for taking some cracking shots.