He's one of the minds behind Melbourne based Curve... 3 years young, Curve is taking on some huge global players and forging a reputation for building bikes that can take just about anything you want to throw at them... Oh, and he rides a bike named Kevin.
ADAM LANA - FOOTSCRAY VIC.
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My current Curve GXR (aka Kevin).
It's truly a bike that can do it all. Of course, there is bias in my answer, but it really is a dream bike for me because of the influence I had while prototyping the bike, and how I just fell in love with it.
During testing, I raced the CX Nats on it (even podiumed one of the rounds). I raced a 100km MTB race on it in WA and more recently in Thailand, I completed a road race with the main bunch and then competed in the Team Time trial on it where we averaged 42kph (the second fastest lap for the day).
I feel so lucky to be able to help create a dream bike and then see other people riding them and enjoying them as much as I do.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LOCAL RIDE
It has gotta be the Belgie - a Wednesday morning mixed surface smashing. Ride your roadie or your CX bike, it's a 40km urban Melbourne loop that manages to make you feel like you are in Belgium, thus the name. It's a great way to split up the week.
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT CYCLING GOAL
The super long distance stuff doesn't really interest me, but Race to Rock does. The idea of riding off road to Uluru is calling me, it's scary as fuck... but it's very very tempting.
WHEN I AM ON THE BIKE I....
... am not anywhere else. I am present in that moment of being on the bike, the mind may wander, but it only strays so far.
HOW DID YOUR LOVE OF BIKES COME ABOUT?
Cycling has always been about a combination of freedom, adventure and setting a challenge. When I was young, it was about crossing the bridge to get to the 7/11, or learning to ride with no hands, or exploring new areas with mates, and then when I got my first MTB it was about going down a steep hill as fast as I could.
SHARE A CYCLING MEMORY
It's kinda daggy and embarrassing, but when I first learned to ride with no hands I would have been in grade 6. We didn't have to wear helmets back then and I had a lot more hair than I do now. Well, I must have been super excited to share my new trick with the world and as I was zooming down a hill, my brown locks flowing in the wind, I just kept running my hand through my hair, over and over again on repeat. I just couldn't help it, I just remember feeling so cool.
I LOVE TO RIDE BECAUSE...
It's still all about new adventures, new challenges and also about recreating the same feeling of freedom and coolness as I did when I ran my hand through my hair. :)