Tomorrow, Bike Magazine is launching an Online feature on their new platform. It’s an interactive widescreen multi-media platform interlinking video and photography. Here’s the jist of it; I took the Bike Mag crew on a Multiday Hut trip through native New Zealand jungle. It turned into a bit of a sufferfest but there’s a lot of character and the story is pretty funny. – Mike Hopkins
Here is part five of the video series shot in Squamish, Canada
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This is my version of riding. I know what you guys are expecting and I’ll tell you right now. There are no massive hits, or lofty spectacles, but, and this is a big but, there is riding. Don’t get me wrong. I, like most of you love, myself a proper jump. But putting a bike through its gears on the ground is the reason I ride. Heaps of speed, corners of every variety, and long and low hits. I mean if you are going to build something, why not make it a direct representaion of how you ride? Incorporate the aspects you love and hopefully others will enjoy it too.
It’s taken a little while but it’s come to my attention that I’ve been doing it wrong all these years. Why the hell I’ve spent countless days building disconnected pieces of trail is beyond me. The whole build, film, abandon, format doesn’t exactly justify the effort. Rather than build a ”One and Done” I put the sweat into something that would see more traffic than my treads alone. So I built this trail, the one in the video, to serve as an addition, to Rossland’s ever expanding trail network: it’s something that can be ridden by anybody. I get to give back to the community that raised me, all the while you all get a new trail extension. Better for you and more rewarding for me, chalk it up as a Win-Win. The doors to the Loam Factory are ”Open.” – Mike Hopkins
Mike rides the GRID 35mm Bars and Stem, and our GRID Tool Free Chainguide. Check out his blog HERE.
Connor MacFarlane- “The talented Tim Pierce and I worked on a short video at the end of last summer to try help me get to rampage. It is being released tomorrow over on pinkbike so feel free to upload the teaser to instagram (tag @twobeardedmen) and share the HD version off the Two Bearded Men facebook page. I would love if you guys shared this and got the video some more hype which in turn will hopefully give me a better chance of getting invited to rampage!”
Kelly is from Nelson New Zealand and lives part time in Whistler, BC.
Mike Hopkins is a Professional Mountain Bike Athlete bred from Canada’s B.C. Interior. He grew up amidst the outdoor driven community of Rossland,
Charlie Sponsel is from Portland, Oregon and runs the Team Robot Blog and Writes for Pink Bike. He also sends it further than you on the weekends.