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Another epic event, the infamous Blood Sweat & Beers 2018 was the biggest yet. It was clear that there had been some serious training in the lead up. Amongst the athletes, the dismount/skull/remount technique had been finely honed (not finely toned). A great event, full credit to the organisers, volunteers, competitors and of course the sponsors   Read More …

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The 2017 inter-winery mountain biking competition was at Condors Bend this year. Each lap there was the option to partake in the ‘Skullers Shortcut’, so the ability to swiftly consume a beverage was a major advantage. Photos

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The 2016 inter-winery mountain biking competition was again held at Blenheim’s Wither Hills MTB park. With numerous categories, and the ability to swiftly consume a beverage a distinct advantage, this is one very laid back ‘race’. Here’s a quick snapshot of the day. For all pictures, click here

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My 2014 Cross Country Mountain Bike racing season started in February, with Round 2 of the NZ Champs in Nelson. Following that, I decided to target these races: The Marlborough Club Champs The Coppermine The Alpine Corral on the St James Cycleway The Oceania Championships in Mt Hutt Finally, the Graperide in April. The Graperide   Read More …

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Held in Mt Hutt, Canterbury, the Oceania Champs carried the prize of precious UCI ranking points for the riders. The stakes were therefore high and the battle was on.

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