After a 14ish year relationship with adventure brands "abs" (the nz importers of Jamis and Rocky Mountain bikes) We have had to part ways, this was NOT something I wanted to happen but I guess all good things must come to an end. I really value this relationship and all the support (and awesome bikes) I have had from these guys over the time. I have had so many awesome experiences riding these bikes and was able to claim many titles along the way including racing to 8th in the Melbourne Commonwealth games in 2006 and racing at 8 World Championships to name a couple.
I am still riding as often as I can and have been doing a few races through out the year, I managed to come away with a win in a two person team in the queenstown 6hr super-D and a couple 3rd's in my age group (top 10 overall) in gravity enduro races, I even managed a 3rd in the winterfest bikes on snow race down one of the ski runs on coronet peak. Although I have parted ways with "abs" I am still planing to do a bunch of gravity enduro races over the summer so watch this space!!! ("change")
I have also decided to give this blog a bit of a revamp and "change" it from a race blog into more of an adventures of Mikey type of a blog, so over the next few days I will be making things look a wee bit different.