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SouthernCross CX Round 2 at Spencer Park

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.

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Overnighter on the Heaphy Track

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.

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Dylan McNeice's New S-Works Shiv

Dylan McNeice is a professional triathlete based in Christchurch with some big achievements to his name. He won Challenge Wanaka three times and Challenge Taiwan twice amongst numerous other international podiums.

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Day Trip on the Old Ghost Road

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.

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A Weekend in Hanmer Springs

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.

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New Apparel from Troy Lee Designs and Specialized

We have just received the newest 2017 range of clothes from Specialized and are happy to announce that we've taken on Troy Lee Designs, too!

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Queen Charlotte Track

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.

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We Ride Wharfedale (again)

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.

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The Power to Ride More Trails

I set my alarm for 5:30 am this morning. After a quick coffee, I was off to meet August and Aaron at the bottom of the Rapaki Track by 6 am. The plan was to take the Turbo Levos out and smash out a good lap of the Port Hills before work.

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Wharfedale Track

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.

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Clarky Rides The Old Ghost Road

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.

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Christchurch to Akaroa

It was a windy, but beautiful day for a gravely road ride from Christchurch to Akaroa. Take a look at some photos that Aaron, Will, Darryl and Bobby brought back from the day.

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MY17 Specialized Bike Demo

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.

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