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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“Last winter I put a lot of time into this trail and have been wanting to film on it for a while. Due to a busy race schedule and traveling around the Northwest all summer, it was tough to find a time to film. We didn’t get a chance until this fall which turned out to be great because the conditions were the best.” – Kasper Dean
Back in July, the Freehub crew joined up with Mike Hopkins to ride a 26-mile section of Montana’s Continental Divide Trail. As fate would have it, this five-man, bike-powered expedition passed Montana’s Lewis and Clark Pass on July 7, 2015, 209 years, to the day, after Meriwether Lewis passed it on his journey back east. The trail winds through Helena National Forest, and passes over nearly every kind of Read more
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