Well 2020 its been a weird one, between pandemics, lockdowns, work and family I haven’t really managed to get out and do anything adventurous. So I thought I would least get a post up and add a few photos that I have managed to take over the last few months. A quick post lockdown mission to Craigieburn and ChCh Adventure park before the weather cancelled riding for the season. And a couple of shots from earlier in the year at Skyline in Queenstown. So many tables haha!
I have had a bit of a resurgence on taking photos on the last month rather than video work so a few early morning sunrise missions as well as some sunset missions. Some of the photos are being held back for a few articles but check out some that didn’t find a home below:
My buddy Cody and I took advantage of the ANZAC day off and went to check out the mountains for a bit of a ski tour. Which is pretty unseasonable for April in New Zealand and it turned out to be unreal spring/autumn corn. Check some photos from the mission out below!
Can’t believe it is December, this year has been absolutely hectic with heaps of projects on the go. Including starting up a video project with Dylan McNiece one of NZs premiere Triathletes. Couple of shots below from a little photoshoot we did with him.
So keep an eye out for that content to drop.
Farmlands ERA Awards
Another project we completed was the Farmlands ERA awards video which they used for an environmental awards campaign. Not our usual affair but was a very interesting project. Check it out below
Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.
We have invested in some new kit as well with the Wiral Cam Cable cam which has opened up some pretty cool filming options especially paired with the new GoPro. We out to try and get through the learning curve and created a little vid for Instagram below for Loose Riders NZ
And here are a few photos from over the last few months that haven’t found a home.
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:
Latest ad that was published in the the latest NZMTBR mag for Marleens Wholesalers featuring Rod Hall bombing some backcountry scree in Craigieburn.
It was one hell of a rad year of road trips, loose moments, skids and a bit of reckless behaviour. Check out our year in review edit.
Loose Riders Global Alliance released their latest mash up video that we have a section in, go check it out:
It was the week before Christmas, and all through the land, festive cheer was spreading, so we gave it a hand. We decided to have a bit of a laugh and put together this super high budget Christmas mini-edit with Freeride New Zealand. We got ourselves a rad local shredder – Joseph Nation – put him in an extremely high-quality Santa suit, handed him a beer and sent him off down a hill. It was edge-of-your-seat stuff as the trousers ripped and got caught in the seat on almost every turn. We’re lucky we made it out alive.
Have a great Christmas break, and make sure you get out on your bike!
Rider: Joe Nation (@Joenation1)
Filmed & Produced: Sam Minnell & Jay French
Music: King Diamond – No presents for Christmas
Hidden Gems #3, new addition to Christchurch, New Zealand mountain bike tracks, a seriously fun track with a sweet view!
Well its been a while since I have posted, the old day job has been getting in the way and we have been stuck in a little bit of limbo with the weather, hasn’t really been summer or winter. However this last weekend winter struck back with a vengeance and we had possibly the best 3 days skiing I have ever had in NZ. Check out some of the photos below from Craigieburn on the Sunday.
I got a bit too involved for the first couple of days of the storm before I pulled the camera out! Enjoy!