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!
This is going to be a short and sweet update as I am running low on energy this week. Here is a little shred-it I filmed for Loose Riders NZ on the Gopro Hero 7. Plus a little gallery of landscape shots from where I’ve been shooting for my next projects.
Keep an eye out for some new content to drop in the next couple of weeks – have been shooting a tonne for some magazine and other projects that I can’t release just yet. And got a few more exciting ones coming up after that!
Its time for another photo epic for the month, showing some of what we have been up to. We started off last month with a bit of a weather change and some early snow fall but in the subsequent weeks there was plenty of wind and no more snow so even with eh cool temps what had remained had become pretty crispy. So we dragged the bikes back out and headed up to check out the #mintlyndon track that everyone had been talking about and what a track it is. Check out some photos from the mission below:
Christchurch itself has had the gloomiest June on record with low fog and an epic amount of rain. So with the mission above being our only sunny ride this month it was countdown on until the ski fields started opening and more snow fell. It looks like Queenstown and the Kaikoura ranges have been getting more snow than Canterbury so far and a storm is just rolling in now. But we headed up to the Mt Lyford Opening day and it was a beauty. Check out the photos from that below:
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:
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:
Last Sunday Josh Clarke and I headed up to see if we could catch some of the last of the sunlight in Vic Park – most of which unfortunately faces the wrong way but check out some of the images we got below:
Something a little bit different – but I got the chance to visit Ayers Rock while doing some work a month or so ago.. And managed to get out for a few shots in between. Uluru is an incredibly interesting and cultural place to visit and is a must do for anyone visiting Australia. Check the photos out 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.
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