Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Sunday, February 12, 2012
So we have just done out first race of 2012 and first race in New Zealand. I finished 17th place in men's open and Aaron had some bad luck and crashed in the final. It's been a very steep learning curve for us, luckily one of our biggest worries with the cold weather turned out to be a non issue. Sure its not as warm as we would like it to be but it's not killing us tropical boys either.
The race weekends here are run a bit differently to what we are used to back home, with only one day of practice and straight into racing the next day. With a track as high speed and full on as Rotorua it was obvious that knowing the track inside out would be a huge advantage. This was evident with many of the local riders taking podium spots in most of the categories. Nothing in Malaysia has really prepared us for the tracks here, but then again that's why we are here to learn. Besides being high speed and rough, they are technical too, not in the same way we are used to back home tho. Things like having to set up for a particular corner 4 corners before you get to it, just so you can get a wide line and carry speed through it.
All and all we had a great time and are looking forward to the next round in Wellington. In the mean time check out the video we put together from the race.
Till next time!
DVteq Fakawi Banshee
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Joe 'This is Sheffield' Bowman has been out a lot on his Banshee Legend this winter, and Duncan Philpott has been there to capture some of the fun times with his mad skills behind the lense.
Check out Duncan's photos on his website: duncanphilpott.com
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I've been racing for Banshee Bikes Factory team with my team mate Adam Brayton and we had an awesome time. I spent almost all weekends of the season at the races. I did whole World Cup except South Africa, most of IXS European DH Cup, a few other races plus a lot of training and riding. It was simply fun with some solid results.
First of all, there is a video footage which hasn't been released yet. It shows some Worldcups, Dirt Jumps, MX and World Champs of 2011.
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As a bonus, here we have some pictures:
If you are interested in more pictures from 2011, you can see the whole album at my profile.
Anybody, who is interested in what I'm doing can follow me on my fb page: http://www.facebook.com/matejcharvatofficialpage
or on my twitter: http://www.twitter.com/matejcharvat
I would like to thanks to my 2011 sponsors, which helped me a lot to make this happened.
And another special thanks to Gravitymag.com's Patrik Prochazka, who traveled with me to some races and made the most of the pictures above, the first one is by Ken81.
Monday, February 6, 2012