A cycling tragic who aspires to great things on the bike but has never achieved them! Riding has become part of my life style for recreation, fitness and some fringe racing but the main aim is to balance my eating and drinking of good food and wine! I have ridden almost all forms of bikes from my very early days on a chrome Mongoose with the first ever plastic rims (I thought I was pretty special back then) to Mountain bikes, Road bikes, Track bikes and lately a Cyclo-cross bike!
Riding has provided me some of my most memorable experiences with recent trips to France and Italy where I rode some of the more famous mountain climbs like Mount Galibier, Mount Ventoux, Alp D’ huez and Monte Grappa. Following Cadel Evans for the last 6 stages of the 2011 Tour De France would have to my highlight so far!
Events that I have enjoyed the most are completing a couple of solo efforts at the Rosewhite 12 hour, being part of a team in the Canberra Mt Stromlo 24 hour, Alpine Audax, Wangaratta track racing and racing in our own event: The Sam Miranda Road Race and Gran Fondo.
Number of Bikes: Never enough
Number of Km’s per week: Never enough
Favorite post ride pleasure: Coffee, Prosecco and a lazy lunch!
Australian Champion Simon Gerrans give the Sam Miranda Prosecco bar the thumbs up at the 2014 Shimano Super Crit. (C) Con Chronis