After a 6 month trip of globe bouncing, huck sending ,couch surfing, comp riding mountain bike madness... I've finally made it back to good ol New Zealand. Its good to have a place to live , a car, and to catch up with all my Kiwi buddys who have been freezing their butts off while I was enjoying the northern hemisphere summer ...suckers haha!
The end of my season was bit of a roller coaster, I was really busy with several trips going on, Interbike, GOPRO3 trip to New Zealand and also Redbull Rampage in Utah. I ended up missing out on riding Redbull Rampage due to a broken leg sustained 3 days before the event which was heart breaking, but I guess that's part of the game when you ride bikes off cliffs for a job hahaha :) If you haven't seen it check out the Gopro 3 edit we did in New Zealand... just a casual 10 million views!
Also check out this NBC footage from Redbull Joyride in Whistler( skip to 16.45 to see a Kiwi fly!!)
Overall my season was a ripper! It was a blast traveling all over the world, Living out of a bike bag, riding cool spots, hitting comps and meeting a bunch of awesome people along the way! I ended up in 16th place over all on the FMB world tour and although things would have been better without my broken leg and missing out on Rampage ... I'm still really stoked.
After 6 weeks of rehabing my leg I am back on my bike with a big smile on dial, just chillin with cross country stuff at the moment but looking forward to going big again soon!
I have a bunch of cool stuff going on this summer in NZ so look out! We will be holding our slopestyle comp "Teva slopestyle" in downtown Queenstown again at the end of March and amongst other things I am busy organizing and preparing for that. Also a few comps and photo/film roadtrips around New Zealand are scheduled and heading to Aussie for a comp too. Plenty of stuff going on ...will keep you posted!
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