Every winter we fantasize about moving to New Zealand, so this year we did. Well, “move” in a very loose sense of the word—we bought a van and have been scouring the South Island for singletrack and sketchy situations.
Now, finally “down undah,” we’re enjoying the simple life and riding our bikes a stupid amount in order to ready ourselves for race season. From Christchurch to Queenstown to Nelson, we’re headed where the trails, races and good times take us.
Series Description: The Free Radicals are four guys who are just trying to ride some bikes. We live in vans, work seasonal jobs and eschew the comforts and constraints of traditional lives in order to ride our bikes as much as humanly possible. Racing is the impetus for our travels, but we live for the in-betweens: the hidden trails, local swimming holes and general mischief encountered while on the road.
Credit: Freehub Magazine / @the.free.radicals