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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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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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The Kiwi Experience Pt.2

We've been in New Zealand for almost a year now and the time travelling around both the North and South islands while working, snowboarding and mountain biking has gone by too fast. There's still so much we want to explore and learn about this amazing country! Here's 10 more things we've learned, embraced and love… Continue reading The Kiwi Experience Pt.2

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Snow Stoke Q&A: Rance Tuff (aka gohuckyourself)

It’s been a wicked winter for us in the southern hemisphere experiencing both the ups and downs of what a splitboard season in New Zealand is like and why the existing yet very small backcountry community is slowly growing. Even now that we’ve packed out split gear away and pulled the bikes out for a… Continue reading Snow Stoke Q&A: Rance Tuff (aka gohuckyourself)

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Why Backcountry?

Why backcountry? Why go from the confides of society where all lifes amenities can be readily attained and help is only a short call away? For me backcountry is a relatively new word to my vocabulary. As a kid, cellphones were non-existent and our pedal bikes were the only thing we needed to venture away from… Continue reading Why Backcountry?

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NZ Ski Touring: Pisa Range

As winter has begun to shape up here in New Zealand and precipitation has come along with the cold, we've finally started checking out some of the local touring around us in Wanaka. Day 1 (07/25/2016) The Pisa Range is best accessed by driving up Snow Farm and using the cross country trails in order… Continue reading NZ Ski Touring: Pisa Range

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Bad Weather ≠ Bad Trip: Icefall Traverse

The weather can be a large contributing factor to how a trip goes, but to ensure good times through and through again it's going to take a lot more than that. People always talk about good vibes and that's what I'm referring to. The ideal winter ski trip weather includes big dumps of snow during… Continue reading Bad Weather ≠ Bad Trip: Icefall Traverse

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NZ Backcountry Biking: 42 Traverse

We've been taking advantage of some of the amazing trails that New Zealand has to offer, and the 42 traverse was a bike that really checks all the boxes. Great Scenery. Check. Tech and Flow sections. Check. More downs than ups. Check. The thrill of an adventure. Check. It was about 45 kilometers in total and… Continue reading NZ Backcountry Biking: 42 Traverse