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Arrowtown Stompdown

Dear Athletes, If you would like any of the photos below please email info.live4therush@gmail.com and we will send you an electronic copy. All I ask is if you post it on your social media to give me credit using @live4therush. Thanks for putting on such an awesome show and enjoy the photos. Cheers, Mitch &… Continue reading Arrowtown Stompdown

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Biking NZ Part 6: Old Ghost Road – The Loop

I can still remember being at the airport when we arrived in New Zealand 14 months ago and was flipping through one of the local mountain bike magazines. I saw a feature for the Old Ghost Road and I knew right away I wanted to bike the trail! That first summer up in Rotorua mention… Continue reading Biking NZ Part 6: Old Ghost Road – The Loop

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Biking NZ Part 5: Rotorua (aka RotoVegas)

https://vimeo.com/209131709 Long before we left Canada, Rotorua was on the radar to hit up. Between a review from my previous boss (Cam Sorensen - Bike Park Manager @ Silvestar Mountain Bike Park) and the Crankworx publicity, we knew Rotorua was going to be an all-time destination for mountain biking. What we couldn't of planned for is… Continue reading Biking NZ Part 5: Rotorua (aka RotoVegas)

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Bikepacking 101: It’s coming in Hot

There’s a new craze taking off in the mountain biking community for those who want to venture off, spend some time away from the crowds and connect with nature in the remote backcountry. Bikepacking, it’s in and it’s only getting more popular with advances in gear to store and carry along all you could ever… Continue reading Bikepacking 101: It’s coming in Hot

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Biking NZ Part 4: Tokoroa

Part 4 of the NZ biking series brings us a lot closer to our home base of Rotorua last summer in a small town known for its logging operations and low income neighbourhoods named Tokoroa. What most people don't know, even those involved in the mountain biking scene is that this place has some of the… Continue reading Biking NZ Part 4: Tokoroa

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Biking NZ Part 3: Timber Trail

Another trail with some history brings us to the Timber Trail in the Pureora Forest region between Lake Taupo and Te Kuiti. The trail takes advantage of the old logging Ongarue Tramway used to harvest trees of the forest in early 20th century. Rail lines were built to get the trees out, camps were built to… Continue reading Biking NZ Part 3: Timber Trail

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Biking NZ Part 2: Tongariro National Park

The North Island of New Zealand is ground to a variety of many different landscapes, and somewhere near the middle is Tongariro National Park. In some places within the park like the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike, it could be regarded as one of the busiest places to visit, whereas other hikes/bikes have been some of… Continue reading Biking NZ Part 2: Tongariro National Park

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Biking NZ Part 1: Windy Wellington

One of the main reason for visiting New Zealand stems from the rumor that they have a dense network of bike trails across the country. It turns out this is no rumor and once we started biking, it soon became real that it was going to be quite a task to ride all the trails… Continue reading Biking NZ Part 1: Windy Wellington

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Where the ladies at?

It was about this time last year I made the purchase of buying my very first full suspension mountain bike, and I won't be looking back anytime soon. However, unlike other sports I've dabbled into one thing seems to stand out no matter where I'm biking.. Where the ladies at? It appears the female mountain… Continue reading Where the ladies at?

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Why So Tight?

A famous philosopher once said, "If it ain't broke don't fix it". Why do we as a society tend to follow trends and insist on "upgrading" our belongings to stay trendy with the masses? Which trends benefit us as a society in a non-monetary way and which are maybe more economically motivated? I recently read… Continue reading Why So Tight?