Bulldog And Blinky Ride Te Ranga, NZ - Video

Dec 2, 2015
by Red Bull Bike  

Rainbow Mountain, meaning ‘mountain of coloured earth’ is the home of the Te Ranga Mountain Bike Track in Rotorua, New Zealand. With a volcanic past and 360 degree picturesque views, it’s also one of the many incredible trails that are managed by the Department of Conservation. In this edit, Brook ‘The Bulldog’ MacDonald and fellow New Zealand downhill rider and friend, Sam ‘Blinky’ Blenkinsop, take us for a ride down the beautiful Te Ranga Mountain Bike track, where native vegetation is slowly regenerating and the views downhill, are just as amazing as at the peak.

Rainbow Mountain Trail

MENTIONS: @redbullbike / @trek / @norcobicycles



Posted In:
Videos



94 Comments

  • + 96
 A haiko of my thoughts:
What the actual fack
They are mother facking fast
Refrigerator
  • + 11
 But your first line has 6 syllables
  • + 17
 Charging wide open Slo-mo for mortals to see Dufaq just happened
  • + 6
 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
  • + 2
 Haha!
  • + 43
 Blinki?
  • + 20
 Norby?
  • + 14
 Blinki as their friends call him...
  • + 15
 Norby, Blinki, Bruniny
  • + 15
 Actually its Blenky...
  • + 14
 blinki is pronounced blenki in New Zealandese. Js.
  • + 38
 I always thought it was Blenky. You know, because of his surname and whatnot. Who the F is Blinky?
  • + 1
 Pretty sure he used to have a custom helmet with Blinki on the back, in the Clay Porter video/ yeti days
  • + 9
 He actually has a helmet with "Blinky" on the back in this video.....
  • + 2
 All I know is that my friends and I always apologize for showing up to rides late because we had to take a "blenkins#it". Love how candid Clay's films are.
  • + 2
 Blink and you'll miss him.
  • + 26
 at first i was like how was that over take by Brook then i was like that inside skid takeover then i was like brook again with that sneaky mid air take over. then i made man gravy. now i clean screen.
  • + 9
 And keyboard?
  • + 26
 That in air overtake AROUND A TREE. What? How? I am not worthy!
  • + 6
 And the loose AF landing straight into maching those sniggly turns.
  • + 21
 Best vid for ages, I think you have to be a bit insane to be a WC rider, total commitment!
  • + 4
 Totally agree, that vid rivals the segment in Follow Me with Stevie and Gee!!
  • + 0
 and.. Steve and Bulldog in unreal segment
  • + 16
 tremendous riding ,great slow motion . almost forgot how good the view was from the top of rainbow mountain and more importantly how good the decent was .all that stood out in my mind was that god awful climb to get to the top.mind the beers afterwards in kerosene creek were also memorable.nice!
  • + 12
 Just wanted to post something about how Blenki is a bit more stylish in sections, where Bulldog just plows through....than Bulldog did that nose-bonk on that tree ... changed my mind in an instant....both riders are great...I hope Bulldog gets a decent team a contract
  • + 10
 Blenki's easily my favorite WC rider. He just oozes style.
  • + 3
 i somehow think your german grammar is less than spectacular.....
  • + 2
 good point, I really should cut smitty some slack. Sorry bro!
  • + 1
 you're welcome. but I need to confess: I get that wrong every now and then Wink
  • + 10
 yeah that's just how i remember te ranga being. not.
  • + 6
 You simply can't make a video like that without some insanely skilled bicycle riders; those overtakes were so well calculated!
  • + 5
 Must suck when your latest 'edit' comes out and you're wearing your kit for a team that no longer exists Frown

I hope Bulldog finds a good home (GT?)
  • + 7
 But at the time of filming he was on the team and chances are they helped pay for him to be there and make the edit so it's only fair for them as its advertising when it comes down to it
  • + 5
 Ask my fiancé where Te Ranga is, has no idea..... Grew up in Rotorua

Fail
  • + 1
 South of Rotorua, look for Kerosene Creek on the map. Natural hot pools at the bottom of the trail, bring a beverge.
  • + 2
 I'll do myself a favour, and bring 2
  • + 5
 To all the "slowmotion is always bad people". No your wrong.
  • + 3
 Can't imagine carrying that much speed down that trail, I'd be ping-poinging off of every tree.
  • + 2
 That is pecisely how I believe my wife and I look when we are chasing each other down a hill, though she does throw way more ellbows when passing than these two gentlemen!
  • + 3
 Love all the passing lanes!
  • + 2
 Yeaaaahhhhh! Rowdy! That looks sick. Definitely gonna check that one out while up there over New Years
  • + 3
 Its a bit of climb up but its a frickin awesome decent, be sure to start/finish at kerosene creek, cold bevy after tooo
  • + 2
 someone needs to find a way to get that onto pinkbike videos it will win video of the year
  • + 2
 Now to convince UCI that DH needs a bracketed 2x format...block passes and all.
  • + 2
 if this doesn't make you wanna go out and ride with your friends, you better check you pulse!! cause ya dead
  • + 3
 @ 2:30 amazing filming / riding!! Super tight, super fast!!!!
  • + 2
 Imagine how sick this would be in Follow Me
  • + 1
 macdonald's aggressive riding posture is unmistakable, watching that dood shred makes me want to purge hate on dirt.
  • + 1
 I apologize for watching this late... but some of those shots were top f'ing tittie!
  • + 2
 Sick shots OMG! Smile
Does anyone knows the song?
  • + 1
 aye that song was mint! +1
  • + 3
 Video of the Year !!
  • + 1
 I was there that day no sh*t! Brook yelled as we went past 'Get your foot out! Nah wrong foot!!'
  • + 1
 Killing it boys! It's such a good trail that one.......and then Kerosene creek to finish yuss
  • + 1
 That was insane the best vid ever and awesome riding I am so riding that track the next time I'm down in Rotovagas!
  • + 1
 I /think/ that was awesome, but it was hard to tell at 320x240 and a 1/4th of the size of my phones screen.
  • + 2
 That passing manoeuvre at 2:35.
  • + 1
 Putz, alto nível técnico detonando! Lindo de se ver....
  • + 1
 Does anyone know how I can get hold of this soundtrack?
  • + 1
 freight train of fast.....
  • + 1
 Such a sick video! I could watch this for days!
  • + 2
 That was fucking sick
  • + 1
 Damn I love that track. These boys smashed it!
  • + 1
 FAST. AS. BALLS! That chase shot through the trees though! HOLY CRAP
  • + 1
 Seemed like it ended in the blink of an eye
  • + 1
 Now let's see some Gwinny VS Ratboy how about that?
  • + 1
 Dh bike looked like a bit of over kill
  • + 1
 This is true, most people take "enduro" or All Mountain bikes up there. It's like a 45-60min walk up to the top. (at least for fat/unfit bastards like me.
  • + 0
 wow great vid would have liked to see it raw though, i like the song but i think raw would be cooler
  • + 1
 Great riding and an amazing film! I would like to see more of them .... Smile
  • + 1
 Two of my favorite riders. So much style
  • + 1
 Pinned!!!! gotta love it
  • + 1
 damn, and damn. with a tad of holy mothrfrickn play me again!
  • + 1
 That's Sam "Blink and you missed him" "Blinki" Blenkinsop AKA "Blenki"
  • + 1
 2:28 is unreal, very nice edit.. this is going to be a long ass winter Frown
  • + 1
 Top World Cup DH racers. The Best video subjects.
  • + 2
 @ 2:30 what?!!
  • + 1
 Love when redbull uses normal music, but i still hate that video player.
  • + 1
 Yeaaah boi.....
  • + 1
 Rad.
  • + 1
 Du lourd !
  • + 0
 blahhh soooo 2015... Bulldog on a Trek!!
  • - 6
flag RedBurn (Dec 2, 2015 at 9:07) (Below Threshold)
 he already is
  • + 0
 EPIC! Both have so much steeze! So sick!
  • + 1
 Immense
  • + 1
 Sick vid
  • + 1
 Rumble in the jungle.
  • + 1
 Wtf just happened!!!
  • - 1
 Dh bike looks like a bit of over kill on that trail
Below threshold threads are hidden

Post a Comment



Copyright © 2000 - 2019. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.062211
Mobile Version of Website