Retailers in New Zealand
Retailers in New Zealand. These good guys & gals will have a range of our bikes and products in store and ride them too
213 Dominion Rd, Mt. Eden, Auckland 1024
09 630 6940 planetcycles.co.nz
33 Barry's Point Road, Takapuna, North Shore 0622, Auckland
09 489 5494, 0800 KIWIVELO, firstname.lastname@example.org
K Road, Auckland 1010
09 309 6444, email@example.com
1133 Pukuatua St, Rotorua
07 343 9372, firstname.lastname@example.org, bikeculture.co.nz
Central Bicycle Studio
69 Walding Street, Palmerston North, 4414
06 358 6151, email@example.com, centralbicyclestudio.co.nz
93 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington
04 385 0398, mountainbikingwellington.com
Cnr Rutherford & Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
03 548 4999, firstname.lastname@example.org
206 Wordsworth St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023
03 366 3773, email@example.com, scottybrowns.com
1 Picton Ave & Blenheim Road, Tower Junction, Addington, Christchurch 8011
03 365 2178, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Forge Building, Cnr Camp & Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9300
03 409 0409, email@example.com
99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305
03 443 7882, firstname.lastname@example.org, racersedge.co.nz
70 Stuart St, Dunedin 9016
03 474 1211, email@example.com
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
For everyone who's been wishing me luck and following my stories along the way, here's a quick recap of how things went.
I had a great start - placed on the 4th row of the grid of almost 70 riders. There was a crash near the front just after the start but i managed to avoid it and had a clean run with the front 20 riders to where the track steepened and narrowed. At this point i somehow managed to pull the cable for my rear mech out of the mount it on the frame, making it impossible to find and easier gear. Nor would it stay in the gear it was supposed to be in.
I lost maybe 12 places trying to keep it going up the hill, and down the descent to the tech zone where our mechanic popped it back into place. I was off again, sprinting like a demon to get some places back. I only had 4 laps so it was going to be 3 more laps as fast as I'd ever ridden.
The track was great - firm, fast and groomed. It was basically 250m ascent with a bermed switchback descent section followed by a slightly more rocky section and a flat fire road sprint back towards the event village. A short climb and a short rocky downhill brought you back to the start/finish line and completed the 7.4km lap.
The rest of the race unfolded smoothly but i had to stop on my final lap to tighten a loose front quick release, loosing more places.
I had a great race and finished 40th - a little frustrated but stoked to had otherwise had such great ride on a fantastic track. Rosara had an outstanding finish in 5th place, Kaytee Boyd came in 27th with a a spectacular ride and Jenny Connell 56th.
Thank you to everyone and I'll be in touch again soon.