The Buzz Guide To Aotearoa

by: Buzz Burrell

NEW ZEALAND (“Aotearoa” in Maori) is a fabled recreation destination.  Everyone you know has been there or wants to go.  Including you.

One week into our 3 1/2 week trip to New Zealand this January, my companion said, “I can see why people want to move here.”  Indeed: great beaches, mountains, lakes, food, wine, and people – what’s there not to like?

Well, maybe hoards of Sandflies, but everything else is top-notch.  So where to go and how to do it?  Here’s a few hints from my third trip to the land of the Long White Cloud – –

Grant Pointing

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Krissy Moehl: Why the Adventure Vesta is my Go-To Vest.

by Krissy Moehl

I keep my hydration quiver relatively small these days. The Ultra Vesta, the Adventure Vesta and 2 Fast Draw handhelds. Having these options and being able to mix and match is really all I need to choose from on my training runs from the Fishbowl (my condo in Fairhaven). I run out the door to the Interurban trail and within 2 miles I’m on single track accessing Chuckanut Mountain and beyond, depending on which hydration system I chose that morning.

All smiles during race time!

All smiles during race time!

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