Friday, November 7, 2008

Rider Profile - Jake Pattison


What bike do you ride?
"The Blingcycle" Trek Madone 5.2
What would be your dream bike?
Trek Madone 5.2. I don't know how it could possibly be any better.
What's your day job?
Tug Master. (Don't laugh, at least I get paid to do it)
What's your favourite ride?
Any ride in winter, I love the cold. But the Thursday social rides are a weekly highlight. Oh, and I love the century rides, each one is special. Do I have to pick just one?
Most memorable biking experience?
My first ride on the Madone. We went around the block and I was so hyped up at the end of the ride that I acutally pulled out of the slipstream of the I&A tandem and overtook them at the final sprint! Sure, Bloomers then blew my doors off but I had a blast anyway.
Least memorable biking experience?
That would involve a Commodore and my now battered Apollo. But I've now learnt never, ever make presumptions of other vehicles.
Bike rider you admire the most?
Matt Jenkin. From the moment I first set foot into M1 Matt has encouraged me to ride and to improve. His enthusiasm for the sport is infectious, and he respects everyone's ability no matter how well they ride.