Saturday, May 23, 2009

At least someone's riding...

The cold is encroaching here in Wellington, and my motivation to ride is pretty low. Ratas has been laid up with some old-man hip injury, while I have no excuse other than wanting to stay warm. Meanwhile, in lifestyles of the rich and infamous, Col aka The Slug is in Canada, enjoying the warmth and some epic singletrack. Take it away Col... [Pristine scenery, but why do people leave their rubbish lying around?]
"SINGLETRACK GOLD that is. Miles and miles of it. Just across the river from downtown Whitehorse and only 4k's from our caravan park. A mix of walking trails, cross country ski tracks and purpose built bike track. And you can ride it all without restriction whether you be a Mtber, horse rider, walker, skier or whatever. And no interference from Parks Office. And fabulous tracks; up, down, smooth rolling twisty bits, fast downhill rooty bits, sandy bits, fabulous scenery. (dare I say frozen lakes and snow capped peaks). Even managed to trick Kelly into riding some of it. And followed by a refreshing ale at the end of the day."
Hands up, who hates Col....

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Only The Killer looks this good in pink...

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Saw this over at Drunk Cyclist and thought it was pretty cool. Some background... "This is just a small sample of the suffering that occurs on the big climb at the Whiskey Offroad mountain bike race put on by my boy Todd Sadow at I was battling for third place in the 25 Proof, when my friend John “Fuzzy” Mylne came stomping by us! Fuzzy had started an hour earlier than us for the 50 Proof, and had already been climbing for 12 steep miles!"

Whiskey Offroad: Hurt from Mark Challoner on Vimeo.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Where did you ride on the weekend?

I hope it looked this good. I hope you got some great views. I hope it was this cool. Skyline. My first time riding a Wellington icon. I still find myself surprised, even after two years, with the amount of trails around the city which I still haven't ridden, whether they be undiscovered, or known but just neglected.
Thanks for the ride Mike.