October 2018

October 2018

Camp Spot Macauley Valley

As usual it has been a while since I have posted but the last few months have been hectic including the day job and trying to fit in as many adventures as I can around it while even trying to retain some family life as well.. Too many hobbies and not enough time.

Ski Season is almost over and slowly transitioning back into bikes but before that happened we tried to tick off a few skiing missions we had had planned for a while. One was to head up Mt Sibbald in behind Tekapo in NZ.

Pre mission up to Mt Sibbald
Starting the Tour

We four wheel drove up the Macauley valley and walked to our campsite then toured up and got some nice shaded wind-blown powder!

Cutting some turns

Amazing mission in some amazing country – and there are a couple more images below from some other miscellaneous missions around the Canterbury Club fields and Queenstown for your viewing pleasure

And finally just a little video testing out the GoPro Hero 7 – the hyper smooth function is amazing No more gimbal needed which cuts down on the gear I need to carry. Check out the video below , riding the new tracks at the Christchurch Adventure park.


May Update

Its been a month or so since we last posted but we have had a busy month and the weather is starting to change to winter here in NZ so the bike content will slow down for a bit.

Major project for the month was filming a new video for the Christchurch Adventure Park to showcase how much of an epic spot they have there!

Check it out below:

We also went and shot a pile of photos up there as my bike has been broken!

Check them out below:

Last but not least as I mentioned earlier in this post the weather is changing and winter is kicking in, so we ventured out for a look and got some powdery goodness. There is only one photo from the day as it was to good to stop but check it below:

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Offcut Photos

A few photos that didn’t end up being used for anything, so we thought they should see the light of day. Check them out below:

 

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Eddie Wall-Tap Lyttleton
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Sam Jelly Hip
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Jonny Table
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Hunter Sunset Boositing
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Crisp Sunset
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Sam Hip Table
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Epic View

Fujifilm GFX

The good people at Photo and Video International and Fujifilm NZ let me borrow the Fuji GFX50s medium format camera for the week. This camera is absolutely unreal, the dynamic range and detail is incredible. I couldn’t post all of the photos I shot below as I have sent some off for publications, but there are a range of images I shot through the week below, including Ben riding some of the Lyttleton MTB Trails and some scenic shots from Coleridge.

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One Run Down The Tarn

I thought I would give my new Loose Riders beanie a good test and headed up to Mt Cheeseman Ski Area on Saturday after the decent storm that rolled through. It definitely kept my head warm! Check out one run down the Tarn in some Christchurch & Canterbury NZ freshies, click HD… Licence to Chill… And you can check the beanies here: https://www.looseriders.co.nz/coll…/…/products/pom-pom-black

 

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Winter in the Canterbury High Country
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Sunrise on teh way to Mt Cheeseman

 

Gravity Dig Day

Got involved with the Gravity Canterbury dig day up on the port hills the other day and then we filmed a quick spur of the moment edit and snapped a couple of photos. Check them all out below. Thanks to Hutt Shuttles for providing the shuttles! And as abonus a couple of shots from a trip to Queenstown last year that didnt end up getting used for anything.

 

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Josh Nac-Nac B Line Jumps
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Sam on B Line Jumps
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Work comute Sunrise
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Pack n Sack Sunset
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Rude Rock Sunset