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

Planet Cycle

213 Dominion Rd, Mt. Eden, Auckland 1024

09 630 6940


33 Barry's Point Road, Takapuna, North Shore 0622, Auckland

09 489 5494, 0800 KIWIVELO,

Torpedo 7

K Road, Auckland 1010

09 309 6444,

Bike Culture

1133 Pukuatua St, Rotorua

07 343 9372,,

Central Bicycle Studio

69 Walding Street, Palmerston North, 4414

06 358 6151,,

Dirt Merchants

93 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington

04 385 0398,

Torpedo 7

Cnr Rutherford & Bridge Street, Nelson 7010

03 548 4999,

Scotty Browns

206 Wordsworth St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023

03 366 3773,,

Torpedo 7

1 Picton Ave & Blenheim Road, Tower Junction, Addington, Christchurch 8011

03 365 2178,

Torpedo 7

The Forge Building, Cnr Camp & Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9300

03 409 0409,

Racers Edge

99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305

03 443 7882,,

Torpedo 7

70 Stuart St, Dunedin 9016

03 474 1211,

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Milk & Honey

Maybe it takes something a little bit different to get people excited about a race these days. Whatever it is, last Sunday's Milk & Honey race pulled quite a field. Around about 90 people, in fact. It's a novel format - a road race featuring a proper hill climb backed up by a mountain bike race with a proper downhill.  

So,  the road race bit was as expected - One large bunch heading for the bottom of the hill. From my position in the pack, nothing too much happened. A few breaks were thwarted and from where I was sitting it looked like mini-pinner (and eventual winner) Henry Jaine did the lion's share.

A few oddballs worth mentioning are Chris Burr who finished well up the field on his "Touring Bike ". Bob, who dialed the whole Takaka climb on a fixie and then nailed the Rameka on her singlespeed Tranny. And Jaimie Nichol, who not only finished 5th overall, but did so by riding his Santa Cruz Nomad for the ENTIRE race. He probably also slips into the record books by becoming the only person in history to use a seat dropper for aerodynamic advantage in a road race.

Tristan was bridesmaid again, coming in 4 minutes behind Henry (2.53.35) while Ed Kearly took third. Andy Reid took 4th, towing Jaimie in to the finish. 

The girls was a tight fought race finishing 10th (myself, 3.13.10), 11th (Meg Bichard 3.13.59) and 12th (Tiffany Farnsworthth (3.14.49) in the overall individual race.

Photos courtesy of Milk & Honey facebook page

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