I recently wrote an article for @spokemagazine about one @richardgoldsbury . I said a lot stuff and some of it was loosely based on actual events. Well yesterday much of it was proved correct again, especially the bit about early starts, having gotten up at 2:45am for this mission. But whilst this was probably the earliest wake up yet it was not as surprising as the bike that Richard loaded onto his back for the climb up the mountain, but I'm sure you all know that story by now.
The last run of the day was to be Cheesy DH (minimum pedalling as my shock had blown chunks by that stage) and we found @wilbuick dragging himself up the hill. It seemed like a good idea to try catch the @zerodebikes twins in one shot. This was the best I could manage.
More than once a certain person has given me shit when the @santacruzbicycles out number all others in the group. The irony of the Zerodes outnumbering the Santa Cruz at 2:1 was not lost on me. I was just too tired to say anything at that stage in the day.
Hands down one of the best days I've had in a long time.
NEW POST: following Eowyn's footsteps on Edoras, Rohan. I have literally waited my entire life to take this picture and my heart somersaulted when I compared it to the film still and realized IT MATCHED. I have officially reached peak Lord of the Rings geek.
Link un bio 🎉💃🏼 #LordOfTheRings#Edoras#NewZealand#Eowyn#Travel
When doing the 3 hr return #hookervalleytrack in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park expect beautiful mountain scenery⛰, groaning glaciers🗻, crashing waterfalls💧, rushing rivers and icy lakes❄. The trail also crosses a few swingbridges before it finishes at the spectacular Hooker Glacier lake. It’s really worth it! ✔
Let’s share… #wanderfulvibes.
Sunset deep in the Mackenzie Basin NZ
If you want to join @adingattamimi and me on our South Island Workshop Tour Autumn next year check the link in bio for info 👍😊
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▪️Exploring NZ with @evocyclesnz and @reidbikes 🚵♂️
Last rays of sun over mighty Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in NZ.
It’s always amazing to stand at the feet of these giant skyscraping peaks and listen to the cracking ice from the glacier breaking off.
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When I typically plan trips I look for good weather windows. Fiordland is an exception of this. Wait for the worst weather possible and it will be at its best.