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Just Ride, It Will Be Okay: Reflections on the Tour Aotearoa

Tour Details: 2700km (about 1700miles) cycling the length of New Zealand Cape Reinga (north of the north island) to Bluff (south of the south island) 29 days, including one rest day Terrain included beach, single track, gravel roads, sealed road I used a hardtail mountain bike (chain wheel 40-30-22) Gear setup was a frame bag, handlebar bag, and backpack tied…

Red Rock Rad Ride

Red Rock Bicycle has always had a hankering for a good challenge. Years ago, we all went out to Winger’s just so we could get someone to attempt their Wing Challenge. I don’t remember all the details, but it had to do with 4 minutes and 8 wings that were coated in sauce so spicy that it would make your…

Ride Report – Oak Grove Overnighter

The Plan Day 1 Meet at Red Rock Bicycle at 8 AM. Ride from the bike shop to Oak Grove, hopefully arriving before dark. Must arrive at Oak Grove. Camp at the base of Pine Valley Mountain. Maybe drink some beer if our beer drop actually arrives. Sleep. Route Significant Details The Oak Grove Campground at the base of Pine Valley…

Thunder Mountain-Not Just at Disneyland

Are you looking for a sweet ride at elevation? Do you want a mix of climbing, downhill, and exposure that will make you wish you’d worn your brown shorts? Are you ready to see some other-wordly terrain that will make think you’d gone to a-better-than-Disneyland place for over 15 miles? If you answer yes, you want to go ride Thunder Mountain, which sits at 8000 feet of elevation, will be a lot cooler (take extra…