March 2019

Well I have been on holiday in the USA doing some sightseeing and skiing around places that I have wanted to tick off the bucket list for a long time. So most of this update will be some personal imagery from my travels and a few mtb bits and pieces from before I left.

First up we went to McGazzafest in January which is always one of the best times on a bike in NZ. If you haven’t before go and check out the Kelly McGarry Foundation and see how they are continuing to keep the big mans legacy going and supporting NZ biking. Check out the Mcgazzalanche mass start race below.

Next up was some chill time in Hawaii, you can check a gallery of shots below, mainly sunsets and landscape.

Next up was some skiing in the states, got to check out some pretty rad spots. I didn’t really have my camera out much except for some occasional landscape shots and the only sunshine day where we managed to get out for a tour in the backcountry behind Alta.

And last but not least a shot from up Mt Lyndon from a bike mission earlier in the year that never found a home! Im back from relaxing so keep an eye out for a pile of new content to come out soon!

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.


August Update

Its been a bit slow on the updates as I have been doing some different commercial work which I can’t post yet! In the meantime here are some shots from a few sunrise missions we have been on to snag some NZ powder goods. Mt Olympus aka the playground of the gods put it on for an epic powder day.

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Bit of a test of the Peak Designs Capture Plate while enjoying the snow at Mt Olympus.

Checking out the recently revamped step up at the local bikes trails when they were finally dry enough to ride, I got the flashes out and took a couple of MTB shots. Was good to get some external lighting out as I haven’t shot that style of photo for a while.

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June Photo Epic

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:

 

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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Winter Hits Again

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!