Video: Anka Martin And Crew Ride Harder Than Most

Mar 10, 2014
by Juliana Bicycles  


Our trip went down in early February in beautiful Nelson, New Zealand and the surrounding areas of the Nelson Tasman district. We planned a little backcountry adventure with a few of my friends on our Juliana bikes. We started off with one of the toughest tracks in Nelson, Sunrise Ridge. It has a bit of everything, but it's most famous for being super technical. After getting our adrenalin fix, we headed over for something a bit more mellow on the Coppermine loop.

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Classic Coppermine Loop - Nelson


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Friendly local, Ella the eel on Nydia Bay Track


A great way to end off the day, take in the stunning ocean vistas and catch up with your mates. The following day we headed out to ride the Nydia Track - another stunning area in the Marlborough Sounds area. This place is paradise. And it is another very rooty, very technical track, that can get you going over the bars at any given moment going up or down the track. We rode all day, then slept over at On the Track Lodge.

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On the Track Lodge, Nydia Bay


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On the Track Lodge Jetty, Nydia Bay


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Heading towards Havelock from On the Track Lodge, Nydia Bay


There is nothing more exciting than riding sick tracks, with your friends, and ending big days with beers & delicious food. Perfection. Once we got back to the van, we had one more stop to make to ride one of my all time favourite tracks in the world - Wakamarina. It is really out there. NZ backcountry at it's best. You work hard for your descents, but it was o, so worth every drop of sweat and hike a bike push. Beautiful, ancient, beech forest, with flowy, fast singletrack trails that seem to never end. Bliss.

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  Wakamarina Track drop off point

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Fern surfing on the Nydia Bay Track


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Nydia Bay Track overlooking the Pelorus Sound


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Wakamarina Track ferny goodness


Exhausted, exhilarated and knackered, we loaded the van one last time to head back to Nelson and back to the real world and our other lives. We were content. Happy, satisfied & loving our lives. This is what life is all about. This is living. These are the memories that you create with your friends & the moments that will keep you going until the next adventure. Thank goodness for bikes. -Anka Martin

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Cable Bay Beach


Photos and Captions:
(Photos: Gary Perkin - Captions & Words: Anka Martin)

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31 Comments

  • 8 1
 really liked the video all the best ingredients good vibe green everywhere makes me want to live work and go out to the woods with my bike. nice!
  • 6 0
 I watch all these great videos and I think it would be great to have more info provided I would love to see at the bottom of each video/ story the following

-location and any details needed
-riders names and a brief intro
-bikes ridden and a spec list
-dates recorded
And so on........
  • 2 0
 Wintering in New Zealand would be the best life ever....must push the work from home policy Big Grin
  • 3 0
 I want to go there and ride those trails. And, I wish I had a pack of girls like this to ride with. Thanks for the inspiration on a dragging post-daylight savings Monday. Love the video with great scenery and lady shredders.
  • 4 0
 Damn that looked like fun! Nice to see some ladies that can shred in such style!
  • 3 0
 It was a great video and the trails looked amazing! I need to also agree with freewheel that it is great to see some videos of ladies shred'n!
  • 1 0
 Please please please take me with you!!!! I will carry your bike bags. Hell, I'll carry all of your stuff! Looks like SO. MUCH. FUN. I want to organize a girls trip just like this... Where to start?!
  • 4 0
 Yep, Not Bad at all.
  • 2 0
 Cool. Looks like it was a fun expedition.id be keen for something like this. Ride in, camp, ride out. Would be mint!
  • 1 0
 Damn, where can I go where I can ride trails like that AND fill up my hydration blatter with fresh clean water?!

Not where I live that's for sure. Frown
  • 2 0
 Bikes. Pretty girls and an eel.
  • 3 1
 the wine, what about the wine?!?!?
  • 8 2
 its mountain biking, you drink beer. wine is for roadies
  • 7 0
 you mean whine is for roadies!
  • 1 1
 if it means my mrs taking me there to taste the wine, then sure I'll drink whatever
  • 1 0
 New Zealand has awesome trails and wineries, nomnomnom
  • 1 0
 Wow that is some beautiful landscapes and trails down there. would be a great winter bike vacation!
  • 1 0
 They were hauling ass, fuckin' A.
  • 1 0
 Really liked this, wishing for winter to end...
  • 2 1
 They would flame some 26" for life dh boys I know - reeeespect
  • 1 0
 Id love to ride that trail, everything looks amazing. Awesome vid
  • 1 0
 Everything about this is so good!
  • 1 0
 Super fast, great wee vid, shredders!
  • 1 1
 Looks better than B.C.! ............Well no but just as spectacular.Smile
Those ladies can ride better than a lot of men.
  • 1 0
 Man, those girls can shred!!
  • 1 0
 Brilliant
  • 1 0
 They're faaaaast!!
  • 1 0
 kewwwl
  • 1 0
 So sweet!
  • 1 1
 Notice how the 29er is in the back most of the time...
  • 1 0
 Love it!!!

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