Archives for February 2013

All for one and one for all

By request from a few of the riders at this evenings race. A few general ideas on how to get yourself and your group to the front! Easy to write, but of course hard to implement 😉

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DoC Road Ride Guide till the Flyer

The DoC Road Ride Guide is available via the link below.   Please be aware that all the grey boxes that do not have names in them are rides that require a “Ride Leader”.  If you would like to do something to assist the club and lead a ride or two please email

UPDATED Lead Ride Roster for Wed Night Mtb Social Ride

Updated lead ride roster attached. If you can’t make your night, please arrange a swap with someone. Everyone’s numbers are on the spreadsheet. Thanks very much. P.s – 1-2 more lead riders would be fantastic!


Race Report: NZ Championship – Whakarewarewa Forest , Rotorua, 16/17-Feb-2013

By Nigel Craggs

Race startThe magnificent redwoods of Rotorua were the venue for this year’s National MTB Championships.  The weekend consisted of the XC Racing on the Saturday with Downhill on Sunday both of which we had interests in.  The XC race promised some excellent racing both from the juniors in the morning and from the Seniors and Elites in the afternoon.
A single lap took the riders from the bottom of Long Mile Road into a hill-climb sprint up Nursery Hill Road gaining about 30m in altitude and then instead of turning with the road, straight on and up an even  steeper incline into the Genesis trail.  Once up the initial tricky ascent, the trail wound its way up to exit onto Radio Hut Road.  Riders then had a quick blatt down Radio Hut Road, straight across Nursery Hill Road and back into more climbing to the highest point on Katore Road.  The course marker tape then directed riders down Grinder, a Grade 4 trail, which weaved its way down between the trees with multiple “hot-line” choices keeping life interesting.  Grinder took the riders down the hill away from the start village and dropped another 60 metres in altitude all of which needed to be made back up by climbing up the aptly named Pig Track.  Back on Katore Road briefly, the riders then swung into a small section of Turkish Delight exiting further down Nursery Road and taking Coach Phil’s “Boulder” trail (ask Phil about the name) to join the Old Exit trail which wound and dropped its way back down to the start / finish area. [Read more…]

Bunch Rides 23/24 February

Saturday 23 –  Departing Avanti Waitakere Plus – 0800.

35km – Led by Alan Postance –      45km Led by Brendan McGrath

Sunday -24 – Departing Avanti Waitakere Plus 0730

100km Led by Brendan Mcgrath – Shop – Upper Harbour Drive- Albany – Pine Valley – Hellensville – Inland Road – Murawai – School Road – Tawa – Annadale – Red Hills – Shop.

50-60km Led by Jeff Webb –  Same as 100km – Turning off at top of Albany Hill.