Jim CummingsWorld Champ

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Taupo // NEW ZEALAND

 
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About Me

My first big biking adventure was a tour of the backcountry of Guatamala in the 1990s. Mountain bikes were barely born - we rode road bikes. Rediscovered the meaning of life on the MTB trails around Moab in 2013 and cheated death on the Captain Ahab trail there. I'm a New Zealander and live here at least six months of the year; love being in the great outdoors, especially the mountains - skiing, hiking and biking; After a varied career as a soldier, teacher, stock broker, accountant, production manager and gold prospector, I now do seasonal work in between travelling and living the dream. I'm divorced, and my children have grown up.

My Bikes

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Jim Cummings   2 days ago
updated Runway Mountain Bike Park conditions to Good
 
Jim Cummings   4 days ago
updated Waikato River Trails: 1 Karapiro conditions to Good
 
Jim Cummings   4 days ago
rode 20.4 miles at Waikato River Trails: 1 Karapiro
 

Arapuni via Strava
Jim Cummings   6 days ago
updated Karangahake Gorge conditions to Good
 
Jim Cummings   6 days ago
rode 15.4 miles at Karangahake Gorge
 

Waihi to Paeroa via Strava
Jim Cummings   1 week ago
updated Thames to Te Aroha conditions to Good
 
Jim Cummings   2 weeks ago
rode 6 miles at Rotary Ride
 

Red Bridge via Strava
Jim Cummings   3 weeks ago
commented on a photo of Kirroughtree
 
Great shot!
Jim Cummings   3 weeks ago
commented on a photo
 
Nice!
Jim Cummings   on May 23, 2018
added Wairoa Gorge Bike Park
 
Here is how the park is described on their website:... "Situated deep in the Wairoa Valley, just 45 minutes drive...
 
Jim Cummings   on May 19, 2018
added 4 photos.
 
+ 3 others
Jim Cummings   on May 18, 2018
added a review of Antidote
 

I rode this trail in May 2018 and lost it for a while. It's not well used and was a...
Jim Cummings   on May 17, 2018
rode 20.2 miles at Rotary Ride
 

Aratiatia Loop via Strava
Jim Cummings   on May 15, 2018
rode 7 miles at Rotary Ride
 

Huka Loop via Strava
Jim Cummings   on May 15, 2018
added a review of B'warethetroll
 

B'warethetroll is a very short flowing downhill trail in the Glenvervie Forest that starts on Quarry Road and exits onto...
+ 4 others
Jim Cummings   on May 15, 2018
added a review of Frump
 

It's a reasonable old-school intermediate forest trail with a tricky exit that can be avoided.
Jim Cummings   on May 15, 2018
added a review of Bluff
 

Steep and technical for the first half; almost level but quite flowing for the bottom half. It's just a kilometre...
Jim Cummings   on May 15, 2018
added a review of Shoelace
 

Shoelace gently undulates through the Glenbervie Forest for about 3/4 of a kilometre. It connects River Road to the bottom...
Jim Cummings   on May 15, 2018
added a review of Afraidium
 

Afradium is just a waste of elevation and brake pad. The Bone Garden trail down the other side of the...
Jim Cummings   on May 14, 2018
added 11 photos.
 
+ 10 others
Jim Cummings   on May 13, 2018
updated Hawke's Bay Trails conditions to Good
 
Jim Cummings   on May 13, 2018
rode 18.5 miles at Hawke's Bay Trails
 

Coastal cruise via Strava
Great to see this story discussed so rationally.
Jim Cummings   on May 10, 2018
rode 11.2 miles at Tahi,Creek,Piglet
 

Redwood Rouser via Strava
Jim Cummings   on May 10, 2018
answered a question about
 
Yes!
Jim Cummings   on May 6, 2018
added 2 photos.
 
Photo taken during the "T42" - one of New Zealand's iconic back-country mountain bike races.
+ 1 other
Jim Cummings   on May 5, 2018
updated 42 Traverse conditions to Fair
 
Jim Cummings   on May 5, 2018
added a map of 42 Traverse
 
Jim Cummings   on May 4, 2018
rode 29.4 miles at 42 Traverse
 

T42 via Strava
Jim Cummings   on Apr 30, 2018
updated Aratiatia Dam Loop conditions to Good
 
Jim Cummings   on Apr 29, 2018
rode 15.1 miles at Aratiatia Dam Loop
 

Taupo Buzz via Strava
Jim Cummings   on Apr 28, 2018
rode 17 miles at Aratiatia Dam Loop
 

Raintastic via Strava
Jim Cummings   on Apr 26, 2018
rode 22.9 miles at Rotary Ride
 

Aratiatia Loop via Strava
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