Pioneer wrap up – Bandito Gear Rant

In wrapping up the Pioneer before a summer of ENDURO kicks back in, let's take a break from talking about our feelings and instead go fully mechanical on it with a Bandito gear geek froth fest the likes never s...

Pioneer Race Report – Part 3

One of the challenges of writing up a Marathon XC stage race is that it's generally relatively same same. The process each day is pretty much the same, the suffering is the same, me declaring a jihad on the Por...

Pioneer Race Report – Part 2

When I was penning and editing Part 1 of the mini-series Pioneer drama race report, I felt an odd frustration that it wasn't really encapsulating the severeness of the challenge that was unfolding before our fi...

Pioneer Race Report – Part 1

Usually when I sit down to pen a race report and organise my thoughts, I'm relying on the memories and moments that have become history to help guide me. However, this time is different, this time I can still v...

Mission Briefing: The Pioneer

If it wasn't for laziness and general apathy, I suspect I would have got a lot more eHate off the back of my last post as I've slowly slid from the lofty heights of the M40 mid pack ENDURO echo chamber into a w...

Whaka 100 Race Report and a WTF update

There haven't been too many race reports in 2018 and alarmingly one of the last ones was from a... Fuck... XC race. Even more alarming is that I'm about to drop another one, except this time the XC Bandito leve...

Boys & Girl Go Wairoa Wild 2.0

So finally a bit of a post that isn't a race report... But with that upside there is a hidden trap, as this isn't exactly new material either, BUT, its a slightly different angle on a place that should be rathe...