It’s been a long time since free food showed up in the mail here at Spoke HQ, but today a little box containing my afternoon’s salvation showed up. Yup, Cookie Time cookies. Now although they may look like normal Cookie Time cookies, they are in fact limited edition (aren’t all cookies limited edition?) Well it’s more the packaging that’s limited. See the little Love Christchurch Made logo? That’s designed to promote you supporting Christchurch business; when you buy a cookie you’re not just helping Cookie Time, you’re helping all the Christchurch businesses that supply them as well. Add to that the fact that Cookie time has donated over 25,000 cookies and OSM bars to the Christchurch quake relief effort. So look for the Love Christchurch Made logo everywhere and support Christchurch.
Kiran MacKinnon is a human dyno. When Santa Cruz Bicycles needs to test, experiment and validate suspension then Kiran is the one of the main people we call on to do that work. Not only is he an extremely talented bike rider and incredibly knowledgeable about suspension, but he can actually interpret and translate what he’s feeling in a way that he can communicate to the rest of the engineering team. This enables them to cross-reference the data they’ve collected with real life, on-trail experience to build better bikes and provide the right setup for our riders. We’re constantly refining our VPP™ suspension as well as the damping tunes shocks we spec on our bikes in order to make sure our bikes ride really, really good.