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”
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”
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”
A new film just out from Deane and friends exploring a number of forgotten highways. Enjoy watching and I hope this inspires you to explore New Zealand’s historic landscape and routes
This is amazing background to one of the many new mountain bike (and walking) tracks being built in New Zealand.It’s time for me to start planning a future bikepacking adventure.Please keep up this great work NZ.Happy watching and great NZ bush songs along the way.
Deane Parker, a first-time Brevet participant, as he undertakes a 250km weekend bikepacking event with ‘The Flahute Presents’, in the Canterbury high country. If you live in the South Island and would like join in with “The Flahute Presents” here is a few links for you https://itu.co.nz/the-flahute/2020-the-flahute-presents-season/ and also find out more here too https://www.facebook.com/Theflahute/Continue reading “Ride What Ya Brung: A First Brevet Cycling Experience”
A great short video of NZ by Bikepacking by Ali Paul We do live in the best place to go Bikepacking Happy Pedaling
So here are two great videos about running tubeless. The first setting up your bike tubeless. The second video is about tubeless tyre repair’s when your out on you’re bikepacking adventure. Some people are going to answer why go tubeless as it looks a mess, well with a tube in one’s tyre a prickle orContinue reading “Guide To Tubeless Tyres”
Very well filmed and a great watch More info at Bikepacing.com El Silencio: Cycling the Peru Divide from Jay Bird Films on Vimeo.
Bikepacking in Northern Oman.