20 Feb Rod – My Ride in MTBWA
While every mountain bikers journey is different, from the trail head every rider shares a common path. MTBWA wants to celebrate you, the riders!
MTB is a lifestyle where both rider and steed (bike) share adventures across the landscape. It is a culture of getting outside, hitting the trails, and breathing in the outdoors. Our machines sit ready and waiting for the next experience. Be it as our therapist after a bad day at work, or to sneak an opportunity to meet with mates. It is all too easy to get swept up in the fast pace of life, the next race or the next shiny new ‘must have’ item that can make us forget the whole reason why we jumped on a bike in the first place….To.Have.Fun #MTBYourWA.
So this is a celebration of you, the riders and your machine. From industry faces to weekend warriors, MTBWA wants to hear about the bike that has given you that grin from ear to ear.
Name: Rod Lakelin
Why this ride? Ibis Ripley LS (The Ultimate Do It All Quiver Killer)
What’s your fave can’t live without bike related item? SkidLid (Helmet-Saved My Life) Middle Earth Jersey (Makes me Proud)
Natural or man-made trails? Just Ride
Fave place to ride ever? Rotorua, Nannup and Middle Earth (of Course)
How long have you been riding bikes? 9 years, Before That Motorbikes 20+ years
Fave bike you’ve ever owned? Current
Other hobby or interests? Trail Building, Hiking Bushwalking, Furniture Making, Making and Breaking Stuff (Really good at the Latter)
Rocky rooty or fast and flowy? Both in Equal Measure!
What got you interested in MTB? My son was interested in Mtb and I wanted a way to connect with him. Wanted to replace my motorcycle passion with something less abusive to the body. MTB fulfilled and exceeded both of these requirements.
Strava or for the fun? Depends who I am riding with.
Last thing you purchased for riding? NZO Dobies Shorts. Best MTB shorts on the market!
Photo credit: All photos provided by Rod.