Reaching Peak Megatower

For most people reading this, the last bike you purchased probably looks relatively different now from that first moment you put a #newbikeday Gram pic up. Our intense relationships with our steeds are ultim...

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...

Long Term Blur Life

I think to properly do a bike review you need discipline, very good riding skills and an ability to translate what the bike is doing into terms relevant to the audience. I possess none of those qualities, wh...

Stig d’Italia 2019

Well, it's only taken me year to get this repressed content out, yes, it's been sitting in the ADHD space that is my mind for that long. It's been prompted to now see the light of day because, as I type this, C...

HapTPy Anniversary

Chances are you're currently reading this during either a lock down, the slight loosening of a lock down, or in a country with a hardcore border closure still in effect. Given this, it makes it seem all the ...

Dirty first look – Santa Cruz Tallboy 4

Someone asked me recently if I thought they should proceed with the acquisition of a additional new Mountain Bike to fill a slightly different capability category than the bike they already had on hand... Given...

Feats of amazement

These days, the word 'Epic' is competing directly with 'Unprecedented' to see who can be the most exhausted and overused. When people start referring to their new glove purchase as 'epic', you know we've gone d...

1,000 Mega Kilometers – The Megatron Rant

When I first repatriated to NZ in 2017, I was mildly bemused to learn that the number 1 selling vehicle, of any description was... The Ford Ranger. For those that aren't car enthusiasts, it's essentially an ove...