New Zealanders identify strongly with our national bird. Land locked in the bottom corner of the South Pacific isolated for 80 million years. These strange birds that had no need to fly, have a strong sense of smell, come out at night, and lay one giant egg per clutch are in desperate need of help to survive as a species. With only 5% of each egg laid in the wild making it to adulthood these birds are in real danger of becoming extinct off of the mainland.
We’ve got lots to say about our world of mountain biking here in New Zealand’s North Island, and about our love of riding in general.