Caff

Tell us about yourself in a few words.
I like bikes and riding them. I enjoy spending time in nature and am fond of art, design and architecture.

Where did you grow up?
St Kilda and Elwood in Melbourne

What do you do at Commuter?
You’ll find me answering phones and emails, speccing custom builds, stock wrangling, attempting to crack the code of what saddle is going to work for you and reminding my workmates to drink more water.

What did you do for work before Commuter Cycles?
Graphic art, website content management, bookkeeping, bike messenger.

What got you into riding?
I LOVED Bike Ed in primary school and rode bikes as transport from then on. When I bought a dually MTB in my early 20’s a whole new world of adventure and riding possibilities opened up to me.

What was the first bike you bought with your own money?
A Giant XTC NRS1 dually, which I didn’t take very good care of unfortunately.

Tell us a little about your current bikes?
650b Surly Straggler that began life as a flat bar messenger workhorse, which is now a GRX equipped commuter, gravel and light touring beast. 27.5 Bombtrack Beyond + for singletrack and back road touring and the silliest fixed gear Surly Steamroller with 650b wheels and a disc brake just for fun.

Favourite riding and non-riding food?
I am a sweaty person on the bike, so I include savoury snacks with the sweets – cheese, pickles, BBQ shapes. At home, pan-Asian dishes – legumes, vegies and ferments.

Best day on a bike?
Hamelin Bay to Nannup in the midst of Spring, 2019 – the Western Australian wildflowers were in bloom and the company was good – it was the second day of an epic first date.

Favourite route/riding accessible to Melbourne?
East Gippsland, Dry Diggings, Lerderderg, Gariwerd.

What do you do when you’re not at Commuter (other than ride bikes!)?
I enjoy drawing, growing plants, looking at birds, dabbling in video games and gadding about in my packraft.

What is your favourite type of cheeese?
Caprakaas, Spiced gouda

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Commuter Cycles acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Brunswick, and pays respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations’ communities in Australia.