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
Monday, February 22, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I think everyone that completed the event, stated they were glad to do it, but would never do it again. I think Andy is even quoted saying that. After a couple of days to recover, he told me it was the best event he's ever done and is already planning for next year.
• 2008 Moa Beer Moa Hunt – 3rd
• 2008 Kaiwara Classic – 1st
• 2007 Moa Beer Moa Hunt – 1st
• 2007 Kaiwara Classic – 1st
• 2007 Crater Rim – 2nd
I think the guys at twentynineinches.com might be 29er fans, not sure though.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Anywho, here's a couple of updates from him, he's currently sitting in 3rd equal in points for the North Island cup.
North Island Cup Round 2 Hamilton.
Hamilton was a new venue for me and presented an interesting challenge with its unique terrain.
Unlike the usual hilly undulating courses we are normally faced with at a National round, Hamiltons almost totally flat track was quite different and turned out to be a very intense and challenging race.
Although it was based in quite a small area the track made the most of it winding back and forth and more than living up to its nickname of Pukete spaghetti. The spectators enjoyed being able to see so much of the racing at close quarters and there was a great atmosphere which certainly helped in the latter stages of the race when the hurt really kicked in.
The hot and humid conditions made for tough racing and combined with a course that gave zero opportunities to rest, meant that I was absolutely shattered by the finish. I had a fairly solid race riding in third for the majority before getting over taken on the last lap as the pace of the leaders took its toll. A 4th place finish once again, something I am determined to improve on at the next one.
North Island Cup Round 1 Tokoroa.
It was a beautiful hot summers day with a good turnout, all the big guns were present and I was looking forward to my first real hit out of the year. Being pretty fired up I had an awesome start from the gun and got the hole shot through the first corner before getting swamped and unceremoniously spat out the back. It was a bit of a tough re introduction to nationals level racing.
The first few laps were a bit of a grind but gradually I started to catch riders as they lost touch with the front. The course was a good one with a couple of steep climbs and some good tricky downhill sections which were good value for the spectators, but the toughest part was probably the last half with an undulating rollercoaster section and then a climb out in the blazing sun that was an awkward gradient and hard to get a good rhythm going on.
Any way I had made my way up to fourth with 2 laps of 6 still to go when I was caught by Patrick Avery through the start finish. I had passed him earlier on so I was a bit worried that I was fading with the finish still a while away. We rode the penultimate lap with him setting the pace while I tried to save some energy for the final lap were I planned to have a shot at dropping him on one of the climbs. Coming into the last Lap I was feeling the effects of the race and I could tell Paddy was tiring as well. We hit the first of the climbs, it was a slippery surface and we both struggled to the top. I managed to get in front and deciding it was now or never I went for it gaining confidence as I saw the gap slowly opening. The finish line was a welcome sight at the end of a difficult race and I was reasonably happy with fourth place but definitely keen to improve, bring on the next one.
Thank you to: Santa Cruz Bicycles, Bike Culture, Interior fittings Ltd and Julbo.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Well that was the plan.
This year I wanted to do something a little more special with the Heckler give away, it's going to be Coppermine Orange and have a nicer build kit than before.
The Santa Cruz Coppermine Epic is on the 20th Feb, I assume you guys have your entries in by now......if not, why not?
Check out http://www.coppermine.co.nz/ for more info etc.
The Santa Cruz Coppermine Epic is more than just a race, it's pretty much up there in rides to do.
Malcs posted on Vorb that's it's his No. 5 ride, in his Top 10 favourite rides in the country, looky here;
So you guys now have to pretend that the pictures of the Heckler are Orange and has Fox forks, because that's what the give-away bike will look like.