I was out at Trevor Woodward's place shooting something for a future issue of Spoke when Trevor brought out the "Hall of Shame - Pink Apron". What is the Pink Apron you ask? Well Trevor and his gang like to ride their bikes fast, they also like very good beer. If you look hard enough at the Karapoti each year you can find them and their keg. If you're in the gang (invite only) and post the slowest time, you wear the infamous Pink Apron and transform into the Beer Bitch for the rest of the night serving everyone else. Times like 3.18 and 3.20 almost certainly will get you in the apron, and as you can see from Samara Sheppard's last attempt, flatties don't help your cause. So if you see someone at the Karapoti next week sporting a Pink Apron, ask them for a refill, they won't refuse.
The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and Enduro World Series are still a little way off but transfer season is in full swing. We take a look at who's switched teams for 2017.
Public entries for the 2017 Enduro World Series go live less than one week’s time, mark the 25th January in your diary to be in with a chance of racing.
Christchurch Adventure Park will host its first mountain bike event in the form of The Pioneer 7 day stage race, kicking off there in February.
Trek Factory Racing are on the hunt for a full set of stripes across all mountain bike disciplines in 2017. They have just announced the new team and if anything it looks fast!
The syndicate have just signed two new young recruits to their DH ranks for the season and who better to put them through basic training but Sgt Major Peat and Drill Sargent Minnaar...
The all new Downhill Clubs of New Zealand national series kicked off on the weekend at Auckland's 440 MTB Park. Check out all the action and holiday gossip from the riders...