Last Sunday we had the Moomba BMX Competition in Melbourne City Skate Park, Riverslide.
It was an AWESOME event with a great turn out.
In open, we had
1st – Adam Hough
2nd – Luke Parker
3rd – Chris Nicol.
My bike is my car. I love it. I never, ever thought I’d be saying that about a road bike but this bike, and what I’m getting out of it, is the dream. When I started riding so very long ago, I was a BMXer through and through, and it helped developed friendships that will last a lifetime, gave me opportunities to see stuff I never thought possible and ultimately changed my life forever. Now, I’m older and having spent so many years pushing my body, it’s hard for me to ride BMX like I used to and so the road bike was an almost natural progression.
So, here she is, my 2011 Fuji SST 3.0.
This is my car, AND I LOVE IT.
Frame/Fork: Fuji SST 3.0 2011
Shimano 105 10 Speed
Shimano RS80 Wheels Set
Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Pedals with No Float Cleats
Selle Italia Flite Saddle
Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX Tyres – 320tpi – 700c x 25c
- These tyres are super fast and comfortable. I’m over the moon with these baddies.
Accessories Topeak Ride Case for iPhone
Topeak LARGE Saddle Bag, complete with 1977 Nikon FM Film SLR
Sigma BC1609 Wireless computer with Cadence
Podio Sports Speaker so I can listen to music but so I’m not blocking my ears with earphones
2x Riding Way water bottles.
Topeak Pocket Rocket 160psi pump.
NiteRider Hornet Pro HeadLight
Pedal Nation ‘Big Eye’ Tail Light
Modifications I painted her black. She had way to many logos on her so we dulled her down and helped her fly under the radar. I didn’t realise however that the market was about to explode with a tonne of matt black and thus bringing more attention to the cutie. I’m currently trying to find the exact replacement colour. Have you got any suggestions?
I have been quite busy of late with travelling to Vietnam which is one crazy country (you will never forget your first taxi ride so crazy) but also so fun. Are life’s are so much more different to there’s for example at night they all come up and cook and eat on the side walk and then wash there dishes in the gutter if they are lucky enough to live in the city I am so very grateful that i live in Australia but saying that Vietnam is so beautiful and every one over there is just so happy and welcoming to tourists like us unlike Australia were it seems that every one in the city thinks there to good for everyone and that tourists are just so annoying. But other than Vietnam I have been riding so much and having so much fun. i love bmx
Been super busy the last few weeks finishing up my uni degree. For my final piece I have made a 3 channel video piece/installation (3 screens) and am really happy with how it has turned out. I’ve still been managing to get out every weekend and film some stuff for my upcoming primo edit. I have also been writing for 2020 and focal point and have a pretty whacky but hopefully interested article in the upcoming FP.
Hey. It wasn’t a fantastic turn out today but as my wife had her dance concert last night, we were a bit tired so it was a nice and relaxed ride. The weather was unreal and made for a great ride along the foreshore. Hope to see you next time.
Chris Nicol get a small Unit ‘Hook Up’ & you know he deserves it! To say the kid shreds is a huge understatement!
Here’s what he has to say…
Heaps has been going on for me lately, I just got hooked up by unit, been riding sooo much and my physio has said I have made a full recovery from my knee operation!
So happy with how things are going for me at the moment and for things I have in the works now that I will let everyone know as soon as I can in the near future!
The unit thing came about by one of my good friends John Buultjens pulling some strings and showing Allan hardy at unit what I could do on a bike, Allan contacted me and asked if i would like some product from unit as a hook up, and I was accepted his offer real quick! But it’s just a hook up at the moment until hopefully one day something bigger can come from this.
But yea, that’s enough about me. The weathers nice so get off the computer and go ride!!”
Dylan Pell is in America causing a ruckas. He sent me a text today saying, “Miss you Gorak” closely followed by a second text saying “Oh, and I thought I’d let you know I got second in the Free Flow BMX Park Comp” Now he might be staying over there for another month. Congrats dude.