The Pioneer- New Zealand

20908_eventimage_resized_792b69df5df849572638e86bea6543b4After a week of visiting friends and racing the Rocky Trail Entertainment 6×6 in Australia I made it over to Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand for the 7 day Pioneer Stage race.    A couple days staying with my friends Jeff and Karen was the perfect recharge to get the mind and body prepared for the 600 km race to Queenstown over the next week.

Friday my 3 Kona teammates, Kris Sneddon, Spencer Paxson and Barry Wicks arrived.  Kris and Barry are a legendary stage racing pair with numerous TransRockies and BC Bike Race victories to there names.  Spencer and I are an interesting blend with his World Cup XCO talents as he chases the USA Olympic team in hopes to race in Brazil this summer while I’m priming the diesel engine up to take a run at the 24 Hr Solo World Championships in New Zealand later this month.

Who knows how its going to unfold but its going to be an epic week racing through the southern Alps of this beautiful country!

Full results and live tracking of the race can be found throughout the week at : 

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