BIKEPACKING AOTEAROA BOOK

So a new book from the Kennett Brothers called “Bikepacking Aotearoa” is out next week from most good local bike shops and book shops. Loads of information about bikepacking setup, and much more it’s great read. Would also make great present for Christmas. Enjoy the read. Pete. Bikepacking Aotearoa is a guide to twenty cycling adventuresContinue reading “BIKEPACKING AOTEAROA BOOK”

Retül: Insoles To Create Stability

Yes this is a Retül add, but from experience it’s right to support your foot in your shoes with a cycling perspective insole in your flat or SPD shoes. For me I need a middle arch support in my left shoe and a high arch support in my right shoe. I had to travel toContinue reading “Retül: Insoles To Create Stability”

The Grand Loop Film

The top of the South Island of New Zealand has rapidly become a destination for backcountry cyclists. Like all good ideas, this one, to ride the Old Ghost Road and Heaphy Track in one grand loop, was thrown about over a few beers in a bike shop in Richmond, Nelson. Two riders, Damian Stones andContinue reading “The Grand Loop Film”

The Doubtful Hope Route’- A double crossing of the Main Divide

An early winter impulsive 3 day backcountry bikepacking epic. Exploring the Amuri and Hope passes to link into a maybe un-ridden loop. Many river crossings and high hike to bike ratio meant for Type 2 fun all the way. Two mates, limited planning and a short weather window, sounds like an epic in the making…Continue reading “The Doubtful Hope Route’- A double crossing of the Main Divide”

Navigation Systems, Apps & Tip’s

Overland Archive Podcast I hope you enjoy and find of some help to you. I once used a Spot Gen 3 tracker but after some disappointing tracking in two events I sold my one and replaced it with a Garmin inReach Mini and it just works, plus my Mum can now check on me inContinue reading “Navigation Systems, Apps & Tip’s”

Mākū – New Zealand Gravel Bike Film

In November 2019 Damian Stones and Mike Anderson set off to the Marlborough Sounds across the top of the South Island in search of challenging trails on their gravel bikes. The weather forecast was less than ideal but due to time restrictions they decided to commit to this journey with the idea that, ‘surely, itContinue reading “Mākū – New Zealand Gravel Bike Film”