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Kiwis sleigh the Megavalanche

2 By on Tuesday July 24 2012

I think given that Anka and Sven Martin have lived here for about a year now we can call them Kiwis. Anyhow as we posted up on the Spoke Magazine Facebook page the other day Anka came third at the Megavalanche behind probably the only… More ›

Kiwis qualify high at Fort Bill

0 By on Sunday June 10 2012 in Racing

British GT riders dominated the qualifying for the DH World Cup at Fort William overnight, with Marc Beaumont and Gee Atherton topping the men’s list and Rachel Atherton showing the girls how it’s done. The Kiwis are all right in the mix as usual; Blenki… More ›

Blenki and Gabby take out the Queenstown Dirtmasters!

0 By on Tuesday April 10 2012 in Racing

Spectacular action highlighted the second Dirtmasters Downhill in the Queenstown Bike Park as part of the Queenstown Bike Festival yesterday (April 8). 112 competitors took on the challenge with top honours going to current world number three downhiller Sam Blenkinsop of Wanganui, in a time… More ›

Easton New Zealand Road Trip

3 By on Saturday February 25 2012 in Exclusives

Take two Britz Campervans, one piece of crap minivan, two members of the Coastal Crew, two photographers and one marketing manager, then mix in Sam Blenkinsop, Cam Cole, ten-time World DH champion Nico Vouilloz, Kona’s freeride star Graham Agassiz and a smattering of eager locals and… More ›

Blenki wins Garbanzo DH!

2 By on Wednesday July 20 2011 in Racing

Sam Blenkinsop just made up for not making it onto the podium in the Canadian Open by taking out the Garbanzo DH with a time of 13.44.52. The Kiwis own Garbanzo; Justin Leov won the event in 2009 and came second last year! More ›

Gwin wins at Windham, Brook MacDonald 5th

2 By on Monday July 11 2011 in Racing

It’s not that I don’t like Gwin, but after the super fun to watch 2010 season (which was anybody’s game) watching him decimate the field by seconds at each race isn’t that exciting (although it may be for some). Watching the rest of the top… More ›

Sam Blenkinsop X 3 Minute Gaps

1 By on Monday May 9 2011 in Racing

Clay just dropped the Blenki trailer for 3 Minute Gaps and it’s pretty sick, but once you’ve watched it you’ll realise he’s trying to pull the wool. It’s not just Whanganui that features, there’s also a bit of Long Gully and a smattering of Rotorua.… More ›

LAPIERRE DOES S.A.

0 By on Monday May 2 2011

I bumped into Team Lapierre’s Sam Blenkinsop yesterday in Rotorua which reminded me I’d seen this vid and it needed posting. A couple of hours later I was home and low and behold, an email from Sam’s teammate Cameron Cole was top of the list,… More ›

CLAY LAUNCHES THREE MINUTE GAPS WEB SIZZLE

1 By on Tuesday March 8 2011 in Racing

Regular visitor to New Zealand Clay Porter launched the website to his latest film project 3 Minute Gaps this morning. Clay and John Lawlor have been working on the project for the past couple of years and from what I’ve seen (a few sneaky stills)… More ›

BIG IN BAVARIA: BLENKI GETS GERMAN COVER

1 By on Wednesday February 23 2011

When Sven Martin and Clay Porter were out here filming for Clay’s new movie Three Minute Gaps a while back, Sven nailed this pic of Blenki on the DH track in Rotorua. The Germans liked it so much Blenki scored the cover of one of… More ›

2011 NZ MTB Cup Round 2 Wrap from Napier

0 By on Tuesday January 18 2011 in Racing

New Zealand’s best mountain bike racers dealt with a Napier heatwave and world class fields at the Eskdale Mountainbike Park over the weekend. Both Downhill and Cross-Country races at the second round of the RaboDirect NZ MTB Cup were contested in extreme conditions on World… More ›

LOST IN TRANSLATION

0 By on Thursday January 6 2011

Like me, you may have looked at recent photos of Sam Blenkinsop and wondered what the heck those pads he was wearing were. Well now you know (well once you have read this you will know). So it’s an Italian brand called Bluegrass. At first… More ›

LAPIERRE BIKES IN NZ FOR 2011

2 By on Wednesday December 22 2010

Lapierre bikes will finally be on our shores for 2011. This isn’t exactly breaking news but it’s pretty awesome, especially for Sam Blenkinsop fans out there. Bikes International has picked up the agency as much for Lapierre’s amazing road bikes as their highly regarded MTB… More ›