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2019 Santa Cruz Stigmata Gravel Bike build

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2019 Santa Cruz Stigmata Gravel Bike build

It never gets old, building up a new bike, pumped to go to the bike shop and put together this new bike. A little bit cart before the horse as I put out the West Coast Wilderness Trail film, but here’s a video of the build. Big cheers to Santa Cruz NZ, Shimano and the crew at My Ride. 

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Heaphy Track New Zealand bikepacking backcountry adventure

Heaphy Track New Zealand bikepacking backcountry adventure

The Heaphy track is one of the iconic backcountry trails in New Zealand and we are lucky enough to have this in our backyard. Come along on a journey through the Heaphy with us. As a family we try to do this once a year, this year only 3 of us made it, but it was still as memorable as ever. 

Stigmata gravel bike build

Stigmata gravel bike build

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.

Nydia track

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Nydia track

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.

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Destination craigieburn

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Destination craigieburn

I was recently invited by a back country shredder of mine Rhys Palmer and a bunch of his mates on a trip to the Craigieburn region and Mt Oxford and it was an offer I could not refuse. The reputation of this area ranges from the Mt Oxford technical alpine tussock single track through to tight and steep beech forest and the fast and flowy

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Shimano Brand Ambassador

Shimano Brand Ambassador

This is really exciting news for me, I am now a brand ambassador for Shimano NZ. I am proud to represent such an iconic brand in the cycle industry and it's incredible to have the support and backing of this brand to continue my mountain bike adventures.