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Part two of the South Island bikepacking adventure Route & Info  After finishing the trip to Red Hills Hut (read here if you haven't already) we had one night left on the South Island and the consensus was that everyone would rather stay in a hut in the bush than a hostel in Blenheim. I had done a bit of research before we left and discovered that there was a road that went most of the way to Lake Chalice, followed by a short descent down to the Lake Chalice hut. This seemed like the perfect way to squeeze in an...

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Words and Photos - Brando Yelavich. Stealth Expedition DUST - A journey through the red centre. I decided to cycle across Australia on a bike earlier this year as touring, actually biking in general, is something I have no idea about. I wanted to learn what it was like to cross a continent on a bike and Australia sounded like the gnarliest option. Dry, hot and dusty as! It immediately became clear the biggest challenge was going to be carrying our water. Making sure we had enough to get us to the next point where we could access water again....

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If a sub 25km overnighter with a easy up and long technical trail through alpine Beech is what you are looking for then this is the route for you. I would definitely ride it again. The Route The Maitland Ridge track is located in the Richmond Range Forest Park just north of St Arnaud. It is a 23.8Km loop which can be done in a day or if you are keen to make it an overnighter you can stay at Red Hills Hut which is at the end of the Maitland Ridge descent. The track is a mix of 4WD track, purpose...

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Buying a frame bag for your bike can be a daunting task. Half frame bag or full frame bag? How many zips and pockets? Colours? Here I consider all these questions and more and make deciding on your first bag as easy as riding a bike.

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  This week I left my part time job to endeavor to make Stealth my full time gig. This wasn’t an easy decision but I think (hope) I have made the right choice.  I will now be at the workshop Monday-Friday. This means shorter lead times, more bags in stock and I have plenty of new designs in my head to make into reality.  A massive thanks to everyone who has purchased something or even just spread the word, I wouldn’t be able to do this without your support. I cant wait to see where this next year takes me. 

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