Born in Scotland and raised in New Zealand, Conor Macfarlane started riding at the dirt jumps and downhilling before getting into cross country racing. After competing at the World Championships in Scotland, 2007, he stopped XC racing due to the amount of time consumed by training to concentrate on the extreme side of mountain biking. He still races the odd DH race, has competed at an EWS, not to mention the various slope and dirt jump contests under his belt, but Conor mostly likes to take the downhill bike to the big jumps, even competing in last year’s Red Bull Rampage. Spending 7 months of the year in NZ working for Extra Mile building bike tracks, the team that just constructed the extremely well-received Fernhill climb in Queenstown, Conor then chases summer unto the northern hemisphere.
Who is Conor Macfarlane?
A guy who likes to ride bikes, hates doing nothing and loves being outside.
Where are you from and where do you live?
I was born on the Isle of Lewis, which is in the Outer Hebrides off the coast of Scotland. I spent most of my childhood in Invercargill, which is at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand and now I live in Queenstown.
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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,
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