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October 2014

Women's Mountain Bike Skills Session Wanaka

Mission WOW & Be-Spoked- Women’s MTB Skills Sessions

Outside Sports Mountain Bike Skills Session Mission WOW Wanaka

When: 8 & 9 Nov 2014

MISSION:  To give you the skills to be more confident on your mountain bike so you can enjoy riding more

Course format: Each day will be split into 3 hours clinics, you can sign up for just am or pm or come for the whole day or weekend. There will normally be 2 coaches for each session, each with lots of experience riding, coaching, and generally inspiring the stoke.

The morning sessions (9-12) will be focussed on skills and drills, breaking down technique to build it back up- Body position, braking, gears and bike body separation. The afternoon sessions (1-4pm) will be the progression sessions where we look at flowing through different terrain- corners and switchbacks, roots, rocks and drops (starting small- like the curb!).We highly recommend that you come to a morning session first so that we can help iron out any niggles before you progress.  We can discuss the best option available to you.

Cost: Each session $99 per person (4-6 in a group)
10% discount if you book in for more than one session

More info: Visit http://www.be-spoked.co.nz/ladies.html or call / text Jo 021 253 8213

 

          

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Red Bull Defiance Multisport Race

Redbull Defiance Multisport race is happening this Friday and Saturday in Wanaka, New Zealand

If there is any multisport race to do this season, Redbull Defiance it is.

The 2014 Redbull Defiance adventure and mulitpsport race will see Floortje Draisma, a multisport enthusiast from the Outside Sports Wanaka store, competing in a women's team in this exciting and challenging event. Floortje will be representing Outside Sports / Marmot in the Redbull Definace 2014. Floortje is pictured below. 

Outside Sports Floortje Draisma Mutlisport Athlete Redbull Defiance Competitor

The Redbull Defiance course is designed to test competitors over two challenging days along side the world's best multisport endurance athletes. The course itself has been designed by Braden Currie, a well known top New Zealand adventure and multisport racer. 

Redbull Defiance Stages - Outside Sports Marmot Team

Both mentally and physically challenging, the course of the Redbull Defiance will see athletes competing over 8 high country stations in the Wanaka region in the South Island of New Zealand. The field of local and international competitors will cover multiple disciplines combined with time credit special stages taking this opportunity to defy the odds in the Redbull Defiance 2014. 

Outside Sports wishes all Redbull Defiance competitors the best of luck this weekend. 

Whether you are an athlete, support crewe, a Wanaka local or just visiting Wanaka stop by Outside Sports Wanaka and check out the great products we have in-store including Ultimate Direction packs, sports nutrition supplements, energy supplements, running shoes and great outdoor clothing. Have a look at the sale rack for 30% off end of season Icebreaker and check out the winter clearance deals in-store. 

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National Secondary Schools Mountain Biking Championships 2014

National Secondary Schools Mountain Biking Championships NZ was held on the 4th of October down in Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand at the Wakari forest trails. Ben Luke, who works for Outside Sports took part in the event taking a very well deserved 5th place. 

National Secondary Schools Mountain Bike Championships NZ 2014 Ben Luke Outside Sports

Here's what Ben Luke had to say about the National Secondary Schools Mountain Biking Championships 2014:  

The track was pretty easy technically and not too steep either which meant it was going to be a pretty fast race, it was going to all be down to cardio and speed on the switchbacks which never ended throughout the course. It was 7 laps for the under 20 boys, my average lap was around 11 minutes, and after a 1km uphill start loop to spread out the riders we were onto the main course. I was expecting the start loop to be a ridiculous sprint before it got into the single track, which it was. The sprint went really well for me, really really well. I was surprised to find myself with Ben Oliver (Fresh off a European under 19 season) off the front. Just us two with a small gap on everyone else, going into the first downhill section though you could see why he is a world level racer. On the untechnical course he was carrying so much speed through all the turns I couldn’t stay with him. For the first two laps I was coming in 2nd place leading around 3 other guys who were right on my tail. Unluckily, just after we came around from the 2nd lap I slid my wheel out on a corner and that gave the opportunity for the 3 guys to pass me. I ended up not being dropped off the back of them another lap or so later. I came across the line 5th out of New Zealand riders which I was super stoked about. While it would’ve been good to get on the podium I was really happy with how I raced. I think I need to spend a lot more time working on carrying speed through tight corners because there was heaps of them and that’s where I lost a few positions.

National Secondary Schools Mountain Bike Championships NZ 2014 Ben Luke Outside Sports

We are stoked for you too, great effort, well done Ben!

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Original Buff are now making Dog Buff

Original Buff Headwear New Zealand have kindley allowed Kea, the Black lab, whom many Queenstowners have seen at the bike shop or out riding the trails to trial the new Dog Buff. It's now up to Kea and dog/ Buff fans out there to make the decision of weather Buff should bring in the Dog Buff? The Dog Buff retails at $22, and unlike other Buff's it comes with a reflective strip, to help spot your pooch out on the trails. We love it at Outside Sports, let us know your thoughts on Facebook.

Kea demonstrates 4 ways to wear a Buff:

The Balaclava (Keeping the ears warm):

Original Buff Headwear-Dog Buff

The Headband (for the gym):

Original Buff Headwear-Dog Buff

The Wristband (to wipe away the sweat on the forehead whilst running):

Original Buff Headwear-Dog Buff

Neckwarmer (classic and stylish-Kea's favourite):

Original Buff Headwear-Dog Buff

Original Buff Headwear-Dog Buff

All this hard work modelling deserves a treat!

Original Buff Headwear-Dog Buff

Want to look as cool as Kea? Checkout our wide selection of Original Buff Headwear.

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Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

TheRidge is the brand new film from Danny Macaskill... For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.

Visit our bike shops in Queenstown, Wanaka and Te Anau for bike repairs, servicing and new bikes from Specialized. Outside Sports are an authorized dealer of Specialized bikes.

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