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20180902-2228: Thomas Reynolds
Trek Checkpoint – 2 months of exploring
New Zealand is lucky to have a huge network of back roads. Narrow, largely gravel roads criss-cross hills and valleys all around rural areas. Add to these access tracks through conservation land as well as a growing list of cycleways and you have near infinite options for back road riding loops. A cross country hardtail... Read More
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20180814-0555: Thomas Reynolds
Whangamata 12 hour Adventure Race
The 2018 Whangamata Adventure Race took place from a base in Opoutere, not far north of Whangamata. The 12 hour race included 5 stages in a loops format from the start finish. Our team, Ataraxia, included myself, Hannah Lowe, Mat Morreau and Will Hand. Will was a late call up after an injury, but over... Read More
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20180805-0126: Thomas Reynolds
Packrafting the Whirinaki River
The Whirinaki River is a one of the main rivers draining Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Forest Park around 1 hour east of Rotorua. It is fed by a watershed the extends south and east from the Galatea plains past Minginui and into the forest park. With amazing bush, easy access at a number of points and a... Read More
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20180106-0124: Thomas Reynolds
Updating the Trek Superfly
I have been on a Trek Superfly since back in early 2011 (check an early write up of the bike here). My current Superfly is the 9.8 SL version and the spec was still largely stock and based on the 2014 spec. The bike has served me well through a whole lot of XC racing,... Read More
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20171018-0346: Thomas Reynolds
Starting your race right
  You’ve made it to race day, breakfast has been eaten, you’ve parked up at the event. Walking to the arena, bags in hand, you think “I hope I have a good run today”. How many orienteers have this thought run through their mind on the morning of a race. The pursuit of a clean... Read More
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20170906-0243: Thomas Reynolds
Navigating with ‘stepping stones’
Everyday we have situations where we use a process to get things done. From tying our shoes laces to driving a car, we all follow step by step processes to complete a task. Sport is no different – be it a tennis serve, kicking a rugby conversion or finding a control while orienteering – we... Read More
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