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An Ol' Dirty Test for the Sequoia

Over my right shoulder, a rising sun with the promise of anticipation for what lay ahead in Marysville.  I chose the Hells 500, Ol’ Dirty ride specifically to test the new Specialized Sequoia for what NZ may throw at it on Tour Aotearoa. 833 more words

Tour Aotearoa


Well I’ve done it now.  I retired. Threw in the towel. Jumped the shark. Rode off into the sunset. No reason to worry about impostor syndrome anymore. 972 more words


The Rig

This will be my ride for the next seven days.

The Bike

For those of you who know bikes (which I don’t really) this is a mostly original white 2011 Jamis Ventura Comp road bike. 199 more words


oneseveneighteen – the top step

Local racing is still the best…

Missing the first two rounds of the XC racing at Bedgebury was frustrating, but coming second in the six hour was even worse, so for round 3 of the XC racing I had to get my head back in the game! 553 more words

Bike Racing

Review N°4 - Schwalbe tires Big Ben, 20x2.15

We didn’t know what kind of tires I had. And by the end of the trip we knew that these are the tires to have. I had not one puncture in these 2740 km over rough and smooth surfaces. 336 more words