One of our own MTB endurance racers, Mike Hendershot, is in New Zealand right now. The bad news is that someone stole his custom Santa Cruz race bike. He really needs it back right away for an upcoming race, as that’s not the kind of bike you can pick up at your local bike shop. I was rather surprised to hear about this, as it’s in no way indicative of the Kiwi hospitality I experienced when I toured both islands. But with only about a million people on the South Island, it shouldn’t be too hard to find the perpetrator. Let’s hope the thief realizes the error of his ways, and returns the bike as soon as possible.