The Robson Family

We are Russell, Tara, Reed, Danny and Tyson. We live in Kohimarama, Auckland.


Russell Robson – a not so ordinary 40 something year old kiwi bloke. Father of Reed and Danny. Originally from the Waikato (sometimes Chief supporter), and proudly so. I work in the IT industry, and have done for the last 18 years.


Tara Robson – the wife of Russell, mother of Reed and Danny. Tara is chief cook, dishwasher, washing machine, nappy changer. Tara has been a full time mum for the last 6 years, with most of her day (and a fair bit of the night), used up at Playcentre. However, she is now back at work, beavering away.


The best little 11 year old in the world, well most of the time anyway. He has been known to plug his little brother on occasion. He can also paddy with the best of them. He growing up real fast. So far he’s up to one broken arm, and a few prickles.

Reed’s Ride

Scott Spark Jr 24″ Custom

  • DT Swiss XRC 100 Carbon Forks
  • X-Force 125mm Rear Air Shock
  • SRAM x0 Rear dérailleur
  • SRAM x0 Front Shifter
  • Avid Elixir RSL Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Schwalbe Timo Pretzel 24″ Folding Tyres

Reed’s now on his 4th bike, starting out with a 16″ Giant, before graduating to a Bauer 20″, followed by a Apollo 24″ for a month before he got on his current ride.


Now 9 years old. He’s a smiley little fella, but he’s also allergic to nearly everything including cows milk, eggs, peanuts, dust mites, and cats (which kinda includes Tyson).

Danny’s Ride

Specialized Hotrock FSR 24″ Custom

  • DT Swiss XRC 100 Carbon Forks
  • Specialized 125mm Rear Coil-Over Shock
  • SRAM x3 Rear dérailleur
  • SRAM x9 Front Shifter
  • Avid Elixir RSL Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Schwalbe Timo Pretzel 24″ Folding Tyres

Danny’s now on his 5th ride, starting out with the little blue 12″ Giant, taking over Reed’s 16″ Giant (which was his first Woodhill ride).  He then graduated to the legendary 20″ Custom Flat Black Marin, before jumping on a 24″ Avanti, until we got his current custom built Specialized Hotrock FSR.


The black cat – named after the ear biting idiot direct from the SPCA after his predecessor became road kill. Unfortunately my little friend of almost 20 years passed away during August 2014. Tyson thought of himself as my third son. It’s hard to explain how hollow it feels not to have him around…