Karapoti Classic Race Report

It's 1996 and I'm sitting transfixed as rain lashes down on the windshield. This isn't drizzle, this is serious, here for the day, unrelenting, I want to fuck up your bike type rain. There's silence in Lizard's...

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...