How it all started - my first ever job was as a young boy delivering prescriptions for the local chemist. Flash forward a few years and after moving back from the US I needed to get around ... so I bought a bike and instantly fell back in love with riding and everything associated with being on the bike.
Many moons later mtnbike.com.au was created on the back of the enjoyment of riding the best single track with my mates in Canberra. Our first trip was in June 2009 and there has been NO looking back. In early 2010 I was full time and no longer working the daily grind.
We still take these trips and they continue to grow in popularity. We have recently expanded 'the family' and it now includes twowheeltoursand bikeshuttle. After spending many months searching out European roads, trails, meeting the right people and following le tour it was time to begin our European Adventures.
Europe is one thing but we cannot neglect our own backyard. There are always large events on the horizon in Australia and we aim to be at the majority of them. We will take your bike to your event so that you have NO hassle and can focus on the event at hand.
I love being in the biking industry, whether it's taking people to amazing destinations, teaching people bike skills or transporting bikes and attending different bike events around the country.
There are just so amazing places to ride in this world both road and mountain bike destinations. I believe we have the right people, accommodation and destinations to make each trip a memorable experience. Come along and join our dedicated team on a trip for yourself.
Sydney, New Hampshire USA, New York, Canberra and Sydney
Road bike of choice Cannondale CAAD 10-1
MTB bikes of choice - Giant Anthem 0 and Giant 29'er 0
EuropeCol d'Abisque, Col de Mente, Col de Tourmalet ... I could go on but anything in the Pyrenees!
Then you cannot go past the French Alps ... I'll be back there again soon! The first instalment of the Haute Route was everything you could have dreamed of, can't wait to go back for years to come. Ending up at the French Riviera and spending a few days leisurely riding along the coast is an amazing way to end any trip.
San Sebastian ... again anything in that area! Bordeaux area, amazing, flat and flowing, especially after 3 weeks riding Col's.
AustraliaCanberra, anywhere; Far North Queensland, anywhere; Sydney region, especially, Northside including Berowra Waters. Akuna Bay etc, Eastern Suburbs loop, dare I say Royal National Park.
Europe San Sebastian area, the French Alps, Switzerland, Italy, can I say Switzerland again and Bordeaux.
USA-North America Moab, New Hampton School loop, can't wait to try more.
Australia Majura Pines, Sparrow Hill, Mount Stromlo, Bruce Ridge in fact all Canberra sites, Albury, Beechworth, Mt Beauty, Tathra, Bermagui, Mogo and Nowra.
New Zealand - heaven aka Rotorua - bring on the next trip there!
I'm getting old ... how about I just write since delivering prescriptions on my Chemist run in my early teens.
Why I Ride:
Amazing experiences, love feeling the wind in my hair and when riding in built up areas I love watching traffic stand still while I'm on the move! Lately I've been lucky enough to travel around the world and have a bike with me. The world really is an amazing place and to see it on a road or mtnbike is truly breathtaking! I wouldn't change these experinces for anything, come along and see I mean!
B.PE Australian College of Physical Education; Hons Philosophy University of Canberra (UC). Taught in USA for 8 years; worked at Australian Institute of Sport; lectured at UC and Athletic Director at private school in Sydney.