Got fully sucked into Bookface after avoiding it for, well, the whole period where it was 'the thing to do' and now it's not so 'the thing to do', I decided to just have a bit of a look/see. And just like (almost) every other munter out there, I got sucked into the abyss. Shhhhhup! So I've been spending/wasting my online babblings there.
You probably know this but I have a new (cycling) family and I love them alot.
After being commissioned by Lincoln Brown mid last year to apply graphics to his VW Caddy for his pending new cycling shop, the relationship grew.
Well whadaya know? I happen to love bikes too!
Lincoln and Cam McDonald from BG have become awesome riding/racing buddies and great friends too. There are a growing number of riders, of all levels, supporting the shop, getting on board the BG rides and racing in the stylish shop colours. If you haven't been in there, you must.
Discerning taste prevails for all the quality cycling products stocked within. It's a beautiful space to hang and enjoy/smash arguably the best Axil coffee, well maybe anywhere. If that's not enough to divert to Camberwell for a suss, what is?
Yeah ok, I just realised I had already posted about BG earlier. Reaally needing sleep after yesterday's MTB race and then staying up suck'n down Belgian beers whilst watching the fantastic Flanders classic at BG last night, zzzzzzzzzzz......
My relationship with BG has me now on a new set of fat tyres. For a while now, I've been reading about and talking too peeps in the know about the 29er thing. And after being pretty well convinced the negative issues associated with 29ers had been dealt with or fixed, I decided that this little fella was gunna take the plunge. This would unfortunately mean se
lling the wonderful Yeti ASR carbon in my stable :-( Time to explore new angles and options so I decided the Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29er would be the one. Rare and harder to get than hens teeth. Mine arrived a couple of weeks ago and I've had a couple of rides and a race on it so far. Wow! I absolutely love it, so far. No negatives at this stage but I am going to tweak the set up further, ride some different locations and smash a few more races before I give the full run down. So far, so great.
Erratic as usual, enjoyable as always.
The past couple of months has included a few Summer road crits at Kew and St Kilda, Tour Down Undies rAdalaide trip, Otway Odyssey, Tour de Flavour crit and road race and last weekend's Duael pairs MTB race. Racing wise there's been some success in there and some mediocrity. Riding/training has involved BG rides in the 'Nongs, King Lake and good ol' Beach Rd, also some Tuesday night Eltham loop action with Cam Wells and Russ Sargent.
Coming up... the teams road race at Phil's Island, BG training camp in Mansfield, some other MTB race that escapes me at the mo' and, oh of course, I'm very excited to be off to do the Tour de Timor in September, shit yeah!!!
Can't get enough of it though, as usual.
Hello, my name's Brett Kellettini (ya tool), and I am a bike addict...