Someone asked if you had to of had a major injury to work at CBD. While a few bumps to the head probably do not go astray we are lucky to have a crew that all ride - just sometimes not that well. But remember if your not falling off your not trying hard enough.
Alan "scotland" Swinton
Scotland has been one of the true competitors in the war between those uninspired non weight weenies and the true believers of the cause to reduce as much weight form the bike ( in reverse correlation to personal weight ). Star Wars impersonator, Alan's rapid fire banter has kept much of the shop either confused or in stitches dependant on understanding the strange dialect and accent. Typically euro dedication to obscure bike porn parts from England preferably in Titanium. All parts must have had to been posted on Weight Weenies at some stage - life dream - to build a sub 6 kg singlespeed. Having graduated form the humble beginnings of a 1985 Mongoose BMX single speed still sticks with this crew of bikes.
Rides - upgraded Cannondale R800 - 7.6kg with 105 group set! (omiged gears),Kona Unit single speed MTB SS,Beaten up 1950's old school fixed gear road bike SS,Raleigh from 1942 gents bike SS, Hand built steel Track bike SS "special" $ 40 singlespeed 4 commuting
Been known to - Courier for 3 years in Edinburgh and Sydney, Commuter, Crashing bikes since 10years old
Ridden MTB in - Scotland – all seven Stains, incl Glentress, innerlithen, ae forrest. Highlands of Scotland ( he talks a we bit like that as well ) - Road riding in south of France.
Raced at - Mont 24 Hour MTB Championship solo competitor 2005, Team of 4 2004., Sydney 24 Hour 2005 team of 4 Hour Working Week series MTB race, Century road riding on Fixed gear
Injury List: Broken wrist, ( and english ) - fractured elbow ( other side ) , cracked sternum, couple of strained ligaments, cracked kneecaps ( at different times he took pains to explain Mmmmm sure ), broken heart ( sorry girls it was over a fixie).
Still trying to figure out the reason for gears and suspension but running out of excuses as to why singlespeeds are better. With a race history that spans the 80’s fluro triathlon era, the early 90’s no suspension mountain bike era and more recently the sleep deprived adventure racing and 24hr endurance racing hugh has a wealth of knowledge he is happy to part with as he has already used most of it. Creator of the Sydney MTB Trail Guide and instructor on the Wannaride skills clinic he is also handy on where and how to ride.
Favorite Trail - Tin Pot Trail & Dorrigio to Coffs Harbour
Bikes ( rarely ridden ) -Cannondale Rize 3 ( slightly customed) , NS Suburban, Spot SS, LOOK 595 Record, Soma Rush Track, Kona Sinky, GT Zascar Pro , Kona Jake the snake - did we mention weight weinie ?
Years In Industry - Long enough to remember when rigid was the only option, Fluro was cool and new, Suntour was THE group and Shimano was yet to win a Tour De France.
Injuries - Broken collarbone jumping 24" road bike, compound fracture of leg in bike v's car, wrist in general stupidity, ankle jumping off dog house (ok he was 4), total 78 stitches various - realising he doesn't bounce as well as before.
Steppin out on the single. NZO 12hours of power has a lot to answer for.
Our newly aquired computer installiation expert Joe is certainly the guy to ask questions in relation to all things bike computers, GPS data systems and pulse rate monitors. While you have him backed into the corner quizz him on cyclocross bikes, loves it. oft found with pants lower than boxxer shorts and on a 20" kids bike his remarkable ability to still adapt to life on 26, 700c or other bike is testimant to the british torture school of junior cycling development. he has since realised that there is an option to 7 months of grey British weather and joined the CBD team for the long haul, or at least while his visa lasts the next 4 years.
Adam is among Australia's top trials riders and along with his dislike of ambient jazz music (and folding bicycles) thinks Ryan Leech is getting old and should get into fishing, or something. Can often been seen executing precise one handed (or no-footed) wheelies along Kent street, or picking up where ex CBD staffer Hamish Elliot left off by donning tight jeans and doing some serious road miles. Has taken weight reduction to serious levels with his custom painted Yeti ASR-sl and Cannondale Capo.
On a serious note, Adam is extremely passionate about all forms of cycling (well most of them, sorry folding bike owners) and is more than happy to help or just shoot the breeze about road, mountain, fixed gear, trials, commuting, and anything else you can think of.
Results - 2007 MTBA National Trials Championships - 2nd (Elite Class)
2006/08 MTBA National Trials Championships 3rd (Elite Class)
BT and Bike Trials Australia team rider
Rides - Yeti ASR-sl
Orbea Orca Ultegra
1964 Kabuki with snakeskin rims (Chris hates this bike)
After a year or two hiatus to visit the corporate world, Keegan (Fabio) has come back to CBD crew. You can see him rocking the long locks on a weekly basis
Rides: The Train to and from work because he is too busy Modeling
Lust for: An international modeling career
The Irish self titled "Stallion". On a weekly basis Matt is lighting up the theatre world, and on Saturdays he lights up City Bike Depot (His words not mine). In his spare time he can be found in a workshop learning the frame building craft.
Rides: Colnago Master Art Decor, 3Rensho Track, $200 fixie pub bike
Languages spoken: Not english
Injuries: Having broken his arm 4 times, one would have to question his riding ability? But hey, at least he has a go!