More News From Nowhere

Kitted out

Posted in General, Kit, Road by brettok on June 2, 2010

As I said last post, I’m going to be putting more of my limited blogging time into the Velominati site, and this one will be used for my own updates for rides, trips, anything that may happen that I deem interesting enough to post (don’t hold your breath, it’s winter and things are quietening down a bit, though the road bike is getting more attention).

Velominati is going off, our ‘The Rules’ page has spurned a whole new cult of loyalists, calling themselves the Cognoscenti (well, I came up with it, they have adopted it with all the vigour and blind faith of any good sub-sect).  

And our mad genius founder, Frank, has overseen the conception and fruition of our very own riding kit.  It is sweet Castelli gear, and mine arrived this week.  It looks awesome (pity I underestimated my gut and need bigger bibs).  Here it is in all its glory.


Also, an old friend has been resurrected, revived, raised from the dead if you will.  The Scared Shiftless Singlespeed Society blog got a much-needed injection of life with a cool post from my friend Rachel about her Roller Derby Girls team assault on the Wainui 6 hour race.  On singlespeeds of course…  read about their muddy adventures here.

Stay warm, ride on.


Reduced fat

Posted in Bikes, General, Kit by brettok on November 2, 2009


“Hey, nice teeth, are they titanium?”  Why yes.



Posted in Bikes, General, Kit by brettok on October 25, 2009

…It’s the new 120.




Posted in Bikes, Kit, Racing by brettok on September 18, 2009


Writing for mountain bike magazines has its perks.  Josh has been testing some sweet bikes lately (Tomac, Pivot), and I’ve been handed the privilege of getting first dibs in NZ to test the much-vaunted SRAM XX groupset for SPOKE.