Will

Tell us about yourself in a few words.
I’ve always followed my passions, bikes being one of them, it’s no surprise that I’ve ended up running a bike shop.

Where did you grow up?
Mornington Peninsula and the Adelaide Hills

What do you do at Commuter?
Chief Donut Purchaser and stock of course

What did you do for work before Commuter Cycles?
I worked in Outdoor Ed and Adventure tourism taking people all over Australia for many years. I also worked in a few bike shops in Melbourne and Montreal, Canada.

What got you into riding?
Moving to Adelaide in the early 90s soon saw me riding every fire trail I could find in the street directory. a copy of Hans Reys “Level Vibes” was what really cemented the love of mountain bikes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-8uir-OElI

What was the first bike you bought with your own money?
A 1992 Giant Sedona, it was Crimson and I decked it out in nice parts over a few years.

Tell us a little about your current bikes?
Heavily modd’ed Kona Africa bike for round Brunswick. Salsa Stormchaser with Rival AXS gravel bike. Mone Le Roca singlespeed hardtail for techy trails. Otso Voytek as a bikepacker and a Salsa Blackborow for party bikepacking and desert haulin

Favourite riding and non-riding food?
For riding sustenance it’s hard to go past a Farmer Union iced coffe and country bakery treats. Off the bike tex mex or Pizza is hard to beat.

Best day on a bike?
I rode from Launceston airport to a beach in the Tarkine in one hit, so it was kinda 36 hours but it all blurred into one day. After setting off at 4pm and drafting a harvester for 30 mins, I made Cradle mountain just before sunrise the next morning and witnessed a truly spectacular sunrise, the same was true many hours later as I saw the sunset on the west coast.

What do you do when you’re not at Commuter (other than ride bikes!)?
After a long hiatus i’ve recently got back into paddlesports and purchased a packraft. I also have a growing tribe of bonsai trees in my garden

Ask me about
The Flinders ranges (Ikara) Outback touring,

What is your favourite type of cheeese?
Washed rind stinky French stuff

You’re in control of the music in the workshop. What do you put on?
Probably 90’s Hip-hop

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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.