Rants

Living the Dream: 4 Step Program

One of the most common sayings I run across on almost a daily basis is, "Living the Dream!" and to be frank the phrase brings more questions to my mind than I am comfortable with. There's no one dream that everyone wants to live so why is it "the"? My grandma says it best when she… Continue reading Living the Dream: 4 Step Program

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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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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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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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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