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, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
the course was great and again different to the last two events, which makes for more interesting racing and riding. there were a few nice climbs in it and some cool downhill single trails were waiting as little treats at the top of the climbs ;)
we had quite a bit of rain on friday and a few more showers on saturday and over night to sunday but race day was dry, very lucky! a few of the trails were puddly but it wasn't too bad at all. i was riding most of the race by myself which was a bit odd and i kept thinking i might have gotten lost, but i hadn't. maybe i should have pushed a bit harder but there wasn't any urgency.
i won my race and the series, very happy about that.
the boy's had a great tight race where Mike Northcoat, Clinton Avery and Cabin Lieshman battled it out for 1rst to 3rd.
what's so great about these races is the socializing before and after the race (and on the occasion while racing ;) ), there are so many familiar faces hanging about keen for a chat and to have a laugh. good times :)
sorry no pics again! :(
Monday, February 09, 2009
Big Up's to;
Barny & Fen Robinson
Callum, Trish and Ruby Smith
Neil (not Phil) Great support mate
Leighton and Pauline (even more great support).
Brake Burner, 6 hours of riding downhill (mostly) and the ability to get a good coffee or beer while you are 'racing'. What more could you ask for?
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
But within a couple of days of being back from racing in Australia, the organizers of the Nduro summer series had been in touch to see about my availability to compete in today’s race. There had been a bit of interest from other competitors as to whether I’d likely be racing. The 1st race in the series had a tight finish between 1st & 2nd place with other place getter's not too far behind. So I decided to give it a crack.
The weather in Rotorua today was fine & hot with tracks in mint condition. The race pace was very fast, and early on I got away with a small bunch of riders. This was a point to point race, so I was wary about not letting anyone get out of sight if I could help it. It was also my intention to be patient & see how the front end of the field sorted itself out. At the start of the first major climb up direct road myself, Cabin & Stu picked up the pace & separated from the chasers. We held this to the top of Frontal Lobotomy where Stu had gear cable problems & was dropped.
Later in the race I got through to the lead & and went as hard as I could through Spring Roll to open up the gap. I was then able to consolidate that lead through to the finish. So I am pretty satisfied with the result.
My preparation for this race had been very good with the North Is XC cup series behind me and feeling strong & ready to give this event a good go. As I'd expected the NZ U19 riders were all at the back of the start grid in a line up of 33 riders. This didn't worry me too much as I'd raced on the Stromlo track last year & was comfortable with things.
After the gun the pace was on as we were running on a hot mix tar seal surface for the first 300 meters & then onto a hard smooth fire road climb for the first 1km.I had got up into 2nd position by the time we hit the first single track which was a technical rocky climb of about 0.5 km. During this stage I took the race lead & started opening a gap on the leading Aussie rider, who seemed to be struggling with the technical parts of the course. Very soon after opening up a handy gap I punctured. Got going again but then had to start climbing back through the field.
I had a really fast second lap (the fasted recorded lap of the race) & then to my horror I shredded a tyre on the 3rd lap with a long way to run to the tech zone. Put a new wheel set up on & then finished the race. I ended up in 17th place, which was really disappointing as I felt I was ready to give this one a real good go.
I'm still pleased to have got another race in on this track, as it is being used for the world champs later this year. But I'll be using heavier duty tyres next time.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
the second round of n-duro summer series was held on sunday in stunning summer weather conditions, yeah it was slightly hot but we don't want to complain about a sunny day ;). the course was awesome, loads of single trail and a good mix of core network trails and newer trails. it's great to do some of the old trails in a race as i don't seem to ride them any other time, even though they are great fun too.
the field seemed bigger this time round, i guess because the race didn't clash with too many other events.
i had a pretty average race as i couldn't get my legs going and it took me about an hour to warm up. oh well, can't feel good every time ;) and it might pay to give the body some recovery time to freshen up before a race. i do actually know this, but the weather has been too good not to ride or run ;).
i did win the women's category though and am therefore still leading the series. next and last race is in 3 weeks. looking forward to it and will try to be more rested for that one.