A plethora of carnage, how not to wash your bike, a man in a giraffe costume on a bike and an actual giraffe on a bike. These were all a part of yesterday's cyclocross race at Spencer Park.
Hope everyone had a good Queen's Birthday weekend. We spent some time with family in Westport and made time for an overnighter on the Heaphy Track. We were lucky to get the ride done just before the weather really turned bad that Sunday night on the coast.
Kerry and I rode the northern end of The Old Ghost Road, which starts in Seddonvile. Parking at the Rough and Tumble Lodge, we rode up to Specimen Point Hut and then on to the Mokihinui Forks Hut before coming back. It's about 42km with 1200m of climbing for a full day out.
The Pipeline rips! Rocky Mountain's trail geometry is spot on with a decently slack head angle and the 2.8" Rekon is wide, but not too wide to have that vague, floaty feel that plus bikes can sometimes have.
One by one and two by two the guys arrived in Picton. The call had gone out from Camp Dad months earlier to assemble for the mission on the Queen Charlotte Track.
With the recent Port Hills fire closing most of Christchurch's mountain bike trails, now is a good time to get out and explore places we don't often ride.
The Wharfedale is always a great day out and such a relaxing and rewarding ride. Set in the Canterbury foothills 45 minutes from Christchurch, it is the most accessible Beech forest singletrack in Canterbury.
The Old Ghost Road is 80-odd km of fantastic riding and constantly evolving, movie-set level scenery. It's like Peter Jackson waved a magic wand over the whole area.
Thanks to those who came out to the demo last week. The Christchurch stop of the demo tour is one of the biggest, if not the biggest for AU/NZ. A record number of people showed up and we did over 300 test rides! We had a good time, hope you did, too.