The Second Queenstown Gold Rush?

If you clicked on the title of this post with your inner History nerd fully erect ready to lay down some historical smack down on me, I totally get that it was actually the Otago Gold Rush in the 1860's that wa...

Glendhu the Great

I'm always slightly sceptical when a new bike park appears on the scene, promising big things, rad new trails and magical experiences. Bike parks are popping up all over the show in the Southern Hemisphere at t...

I know what you did Mid Summer…

As I look out the window I'd be forgiven for thinking this wasn't really my first repatriated summer since 2009... Trees appear to be almost sideways and Mother Nature is once again confirming how much she fuck...

Boys go Wairoa Wild – Part 2

There's a rather straightforward philosophical debate to be had about riding at Wairoa Gorge. Simply it boils down to this: Quality or Quantity? Locals will potentially beg to differ, but I'd propose that you...

Boys go Wairoa Wild – Part 1

Isn't it funny how some of the best experiences you've ever had have been the ones where they either happened spontaneously, or you didn't really know what you were getting yourself into. No, not talking about ...

The Coast with the most

Can you remember losing your Dirt virginity? Do you recall that sweet combination of filthy fascination mixed with sheer desire in a place where incompetence is overwhelmed by rabid enthusiasm? Ohhhhh yeah... T...

A Taste of the real Eskdale

I can still recall the days that when you looked outside and it was pissing down like date night in Moscow, then it was genuinely considered an excellent idea to gear up and go for a shred. Not that we called i...

Froth & Loaming – The movie

I'd like to say that, according to my plan (yes, I did actually have one), I'm smack bang in the middle of an intense training block right now in preparation for what lies ahead in 2017. Alas, I cannot make suc...

Make mine a Real Ride… On the Rod of course

I bitch a lot about not getting the chance to do a 'Real' ride on 'Real' trails, or simply to experience 'Real' mountain biking. Most Dirty Missions allow for that, but not so much when I'm back in the cHub cou...