Over the years I've seen a lot of mountain biking photography.

It's easy to get a bit jaded - been there, done that, seen most combinations and permutations.

Then, one day, an image just pops. It can be spectacular riding or the sort of sensational landscape so much of our sport finds itself in.

Sometimes, it's simply jaw dropping. Today's image was a bit like that when it arrived on my Facebook and Instagram pages. A downhill tandem and not just in any setting. This is on the National Downhill/Taniwha trail in the Whakarewarewa Forest at the Altherm National Mountain

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