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Spoken: A retrospective

Posted in General by brettok on April 23, 2010

SPOKE magazine was already on my radar from a couple of trips to NZ prior to my settling here in 2007.  I loved the feel of the mag, at the time it was in a small format, on rough, thick paper, but with a layout and attitude that, well, spoke to my mountain biking sensibilities.




Posted in Beer, Bikes, General, Riding, Road by brettok on April 12, 2010

While any cycling aficionado will know that Spartacus was slaying them at Paris-Roubaix this weekend, there was a slightly lesser version of the cobbled classic taking place in Wellington.   (more…)

Good F-ride-day

Posted in Epics, General, Riding, Road by brettok on April 3, 2010

What better way to commemorate the death of a giant chocolate rabbit than with a nice, long road ride.

The assembled mass was myself, Marjolein, Bella, Josh and Rigid.  Josh prayed at the altar of the 808.

Our pilgrimage to the Akatarawas cleansed our souls through 125km’s of wind, joy, pain and suffering.

Praise the bike.  For it is God.  Now we eat chocolate.  And drinketh beer.  For we have earned it.  Amen.