Whakarewarewa Forest Loop
I rode the Paparoa from Blackball to Punakaiki. A steep ride from Blackball to the beginning of the track. 2.5 hour medium climb to the first hut Ces Clarke. Stayed the night, and headed off at first light into steady…
Remember to take time out no matter where you are and just let yourself get lost in the sheer scale of your surroundings :)
Pou Herenga Tai – Twin Coast Cycle Trail
We had a lovely dry ride from Kaikohe to Opua then the next day from Kaikohe to Horeke, started off beautiful then we got a Far North downpour. Absolutely drenched. Beautiful farmland and wonderful ride!! In Horeke we stood under…
Very pretty ride, not for the faint hearted, pretty rutty. We loved our stay at Blackfern Lodge, the highlight of our ride!!
Otago Central Rail Trail
Pack for all weather conditions, even in summer. Wet weather gear acts as a great windbreak. A layering system allows the flexibility to get optimal warmth without overheating.
Otago Central Rail Trail
Flat white prepared at the pub on trail at Chatto Creek was perfection after a freezing headwind.
(Image credit: Chatto Creek Tavern).
Roxburgh Gorge Trail
Waiting for the boat and digging for gold nuggets and dinosaur bones.
Roxburgh for brekkie at Nic's kitchen – awesome food and staff.
Tasman’s Great Taste Trail
Sometimes it's just nice for a cruzy weekday ride. From Richmond to Rabbit Island. No one along the way so time to relax and stop to watch the wading birds along the way.
Always magic views of the mountains, sea and…
A thin micro fleece Balaclava solves cold ears and too much helmet ventilation for winter. This one has easy breathing mesh in front, which keeps the mud out but still let’s you talk/breath easily. Repurposed garment from another sport. However,…
St James Cycle Trail
A fantastic tip for those cold frosty, or rainy cold rides, to help get going fill your Camelbak bladder with hot or near boiling water! Two bonus features, warm kidneys and back muscles/joints and warm water to drink on the…
Friendly is infectious. Say hi and smile to everyone you meet/pass on the trail - cyclists, walkers, runners. It makes the vibe so much better, it's a rare person who doesn't respond.
The Old Ghost Road
There's nothing quite like The Old Ghost Road. If you are looking for a backcountry adventure, hand-built single track, comfortable huts and a unique story, point your handlebars to the West Coast. This is the kind of ride you daydream…