This Saturday will see the longest running mountain bike event in the Southern Hemisphere get underway in Wellington. The Karapoti Classic gave a taster of mountain biking to us kiwi's and got us hooked. Established in 1986, it's an adventure race still carrying old-school riding complete with raging river crossings, granny ring climbs and big-smile decents.
Check out more at karapoti.co.nz.
We've found some old footage of classic Karapoti styles from 1986 through to 1992, brilliant!