MBR Cover

In 2011 2Flat’s photo-whore/scribbling-dribbler Seb Kemp accompanied Jordan Manley and Rob Story on a trip through New Zealand for a Bike Magazine assignment. It was a fantastic opportunity to watch two professionals work up close and to roam through New Zealand’s South Island singletrack. Two years later and one of the shots from the trip…

MBUK x NZ

The latest issue of MBUK has a photo collection of Central Otago riding photographs taken by the immensely talented Camilla Stoddart. I was asked to supply has words to accompany the piece and I’m glad they made me keep it short and sweet because it gives much more space for Camilla’s amazing photography. Camilla has…

Trail Beta #2

World Affairs Part 9 The singletrack riders guide to the galaxy…or maybe just some parts of New Zealand PART TWO. So Last week I feebly attempted to cover the best of the south of the South Island singletracks. Somewhat akin to choosing your favorite ice cream flavor when you are confronted by more flavors than…

Trail Beta

World Affairs The singletrack riders guide to the galaxy…or maybe just some parts of New Zealand. I am besotted with New Zealand. I have been coming here for a whole bunch of years to escape from the perils of winter (it’s on the other half of the world innit) and each year I love this…

A WEEK OF NIGHTS ROADTRIP

Day one. It may of well being night as we started way before dawn for the drive north. Mount Cook at 100km/h into the day. Cragieburn is in snow up high. Here Clem and Allen carve tracks. Cragieburn is an incredible ride and makes for a high tide mark at the start of any roadtrip.…

4QUEENS DAY TWO

Day two was a short day, only about a quarter of an hour, but don’t discredit day two because of this short time. Today started at 5500 feet up in the mountains and descended over 3000 feet back to Whistler village going through the rooty, rocky, holey hell of the Bike Park. This year the…

GETTING SHEEP DONE

Kelly McMassive and myself have been on a shooting mission with Camilla Stoddart recently. In between the hectic competition and even schedule I have been feeding them both with just a few of the secret untouched spots of the South Island. On wednesday we made use of the last day of blue skies to go…

TOTAL RIPOFF URL MOTO

I don’t want to get into the habit of posting videos from all over the net that have already been posted all over the net like some blogs or websites, but here’s one that’s worthwhile for all those poor souls that couldn’t make it to the Frew Farm 2010. This is Unit Clothings awesome moto…

WALTER AND THAT LANKY RIDER

So Just got back from Gorge Road trails. Was another mean session, partly because the place was filled with inspirational people. As well as alot of my buddies who I am inspired by each day, there was a crew of shit hot BMXers, and the one the only Walter Pieringer.

FILMING AND THE GINGER

Last thursday instead of heading down to the Farm early I went out filming with Ginger Si for the third installment of Matty Smiths Summer Sessions. The above video is nothing to do with that day but does contain a rather humorous video of Si being the gayest man on earth. Ah Mate!

I HEART CAMILLA STODDART

I have a new entry in my top three MTB photog list. Camilla Stoddart is a ruler. Watch out world. Basically put she is a photog with a ski photog background that has decided to enjoy the benefits of summer for once (nine years back to back winters anyone?) which includes exploring MTB photography. 

FREW FARM JAM

So whilst in NZ (this months residence for yours truly) I’m racing around the Dirty South to all the all the two wheeled ‘freestyle’ events, jams and comps that make up the Month of Mayhem. Last weekend was the Stoney Hills Jam, and in two weekends time it will be the Gorge Road Jam but…

ABUSE OR SELF-HARM?

So I gave up bashing specific brands and products once Whistler Diaries.com went pop. No reason, besides there’s people doing it far better out there, such as this young lady. So before I go any further I want to make one thing clear, no matter how much I’m about to slate this particular bicycle, just…

REALLY RAILING

Loving the Tallboy more than ever. I’ve been getting the DH twitch recently and the Tallboy provides a buzz for blasting corners, tracking off camber and going flat out. I’ve been trying to figure out if I can squeeze in a battle at the NZ National Champs Dual Slalom because this bike would kill it.…

THE ALLIANCE

So you may remember the video of the TURD SANDWICH trail thats been posted up on all your favourite social networking and the best websites recently. A superbly flowy looking trail in Queenstown, NZ that was handcrafted by a group of motivated renegades who call themselves The Alliance. Well I took time out from Christmas…

TURD SANDWICH

Here’s a headcam video that Pangus (Paul Angus) just posted of the brand new TURD SANDWICH trail on Skyline hill in Queenstown. Watching this video gave me a boner. A stonking blood dick twitching boner.

DREAMING

There’s too many amazing places to visit in this life, but there is also many places which once the soul has visited that we can’t shake. Places that are like a drug and we need constant fixes of. Places that inhabit all the corners and crevices of our being. Places that change you for the…