Everyday Adventure: Totara Park Mountain Biking

You don't have to travel far to become an explorer of new places. Sometimes an everyday adventure is just what you need to put a little spice in your life. A great place to explore if you're in the Auckland area of New Zealand is Totara Park. Situated one exit before the Auckland Botanical Gardens …

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Racing for Dummies: 7 Things I Learned in My First XC Mountain Bike Race

As I listened to the speakers blaring “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC, I could feel my adrenaline surging through my body.  In 10 seconds, I would be pedaling as fast as my little legs would go for 12.5 kilometers of muddy, winding, trails. I was lined up for my first cross-country mountain bike race, the …

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: Good Times at the Kickstart Mountain Bike Retreat

When I saw the ad for the Shred Sisters Ladies Kickstart Mountain Bike Retreat, I knew this was an opportunity to advance my biking skills and meet a lot of like-minded women in the process.  The description talked about riding 2 full days with skills workshops, catered gourmet food, and yoga to wind down the day.  All this …

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Confessions of a Mountain Bike Virgin

The following is a blog post I wrote for the Shred Sisters mountain biking group whose goal is to get more women out on mountain bikes, and promote the passion that comes with it.  I wrote a post a few months ago that is similar to this, but I figured I would share this one …

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Bikes and Brews

Second day in Auckland and I'm feeling really off but I want to be out doing things so I suck it up and go. J is taking me mountain biking at Woodhill Mountain Bike Park and I'm ridiculously excited, and a bit nervous since this is my first time riding in New Zealand. No idea …

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