Rotorua - Crankworx final dayApril 2, 2017 in New Zealand
The closing of the Crankworx mountain bike festival fittingly marks the end of our time in NZ (just a day of travel before an early morning flight). The Air downhill race was the last event of 10 days of great mountain bike viewing. It was also a reminder about how cool, friendly, helpful and approachable the mtb community is, even the top pro's and it's great to be a part of it. People are keen to chat, offer lifts and generally enthuse about everything mtb.
For once we went out for a meal in a small bar and were surrounded by the great/legends of our sport off duty. Not an ego in sight.
New Zealand has been every bit as good as our time here 12 years ago, with a minimum of crossover - much of what we've done has been new to us. Considering we also spent two months here last time and still think there is plenty to see, it shows how diverse a relatively small country is. However, next time we will DEFINITELY bring our bikes!Read more