Earlier in the year we introduced you to a few of the Natural High team members. Well, with the onset of summer, things have got a tad busier and we’ve had to hire more staff to keep everything ticking over…
Name: Jeremy aka J-Dogg.
Job title: Head bike mechanic in Christchurch.
Home town: Christchurch.
Favourite New Zealand ride/trail: Queenstown jump park (any riding in Queenie makes me happy).
Best spot for after-biking drinks: Any local car park or outside the nearest bottle shop, if you’re that thirsty!
Favourite NZ small town: Twizel – there’s loads of fun stuff to do around the lakes and a funky little skate park.
Who would play you in the film of your life: Wesley Snipes.
Top tip for better biking: As you’d expect a mechanic to say – a well-tuned bike. It’s not about how much you spend on the bike but how you look after it.
Bike you’d most like to own: I have some conceptual sketches but yet to purchase a welder.
What do you do when not riding: Work on my car, tinker with things, figure out easier ways of living!
Name: Mike Buttar.
Job title: Bike mechanic in Auckland.
Home town: Queenstown.
Favourite New Zealand ride/trail: Queenstown to Glenorchy – nice scenery, plenty of hills
Best spot for after-biking drinks: Glenorchy Tavern.
Favourite NZ small town: Arrowtown.
Who would play you in the film of your life: Simon Pegg.
Top tip for better biking: Get a bike fit done.
Bike you’d most like to own: Colnago C59.
What do you do when not riding: Darts, cricket, working.