Specs of the beast -
That thing that you bolt everything on to: Niner ONE 9 RDO Blue/Black/GLOWINTHEDARK
Stuff I hold on for dear life to: Niner RDO Carbon Bars, stem and Seatpost
SRAM XO-1 Trigger shift
Ozriders Foam Grips –
Full name- Kylie Jane Hayles
Music - anything I can sing along to
Books- lots of different stuff... Enjoying Tim Winton's Cloudstreet at the moment
Job - operations manager for MTBSkills
Inspirations - I'd love to say some amazing trail runner or Olympian... I'm more inspired by everyday ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Getting to the start line of a world cup race when you have only been mountain biking for 18 months is either a great achievement or a bloody dumb idea.
After hearing rumors about what the course had in store for riders, I was nervous before I even got on the plane to Cairns. I arrived in Cairns on the Tuesday and registered Wednesday and put off getting out on course until Thursday.
Big Hill events crafted 90km of dirt roading through the Mt Dissapointment state forest for Saturdays Dirty Gran Fondo. A mass participation event designed for dirty good fun on any type of bike, everywhere man Ryan Moody was there with his camera and captured these stunning perspectives...
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Its one of the days of the year on the Surfcoast. Winds in this hood can blow up off the southern ocean and vary from a tree flutter to blowing the clothes off your line. Today it is neither. It is perfectly still and the autumn sun provides an air of sublime clarity as if the surfcoast wants to show its best for the Xterra pro's in town.
I have crawled off my sick bed, agreeing to meet two
Niki smashing the Forrest 6hr Solo. Can Ride! Pic by Alistair Wilson.
Name: Niki Fisher
Philosophy of life: Work hard and be nice to people
Books: Current read—Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
Sports: Mountain biking, boxing and yoga
Bikes: Giant XTC 29er hardtail.
Coffee: short Macchiato
Food: Sunday roast
I catch up with Glen Jacobs at the Cairns World Cup right after Gee Atherton nails the win in the DHI final. Escaping from a media scrum where Gee was intense, I am pleased to find Glen in contrast is ebullient. Probably how I expected Gee to be after his win...
Countless hours of design and building from Glen’s World trail team went into the downhill track only to see it turned into