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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)

#Vanlife

Vanlife Pt. 6: A Yearly Budget

A years gone by and we've managed to live in our tiny home on wheels while traveling, snowboarding, mountain biking and working. It's been a year of assessing our wants vs. needs by keeping track of expenses and focusing on a realistic budget most fitting with our income(s) and lifestyle. To keep it simple, we allocated and organized our spending into… Continue reading Vanlife Pt. 6: A Yearly Budget

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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

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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

Rants

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?