Mike Boudrie is the founder of La Velocita. Of course he loves to ride. We speak with Mike about why.
Name - Mike Boudrie
Lives - Melbourne, Australia
Current bike - jumping between a Giant TCR and Colnago C50
Dream bike - I'm really liking the new Colnago C60 since I had the opportunity to review one. The Baum Corretto Ti also looks amazing.
Favourite local ride - In Melbourne I love heading to the Dandenong Ranges, there are loads of loops, climbs and a couple of great coffee shops.
My current cycling goal is....... I have got two big cycling goals right now, one is two build up lots of k's over the next few months in preparation for the Audax Alpine Classic that is held in Bright in the Victorian High Country north west of Melbourne (Australia) in January 2015. I'd really like to improve my time for the 130km this year.
I'm loving working on La Velocita, we've just bought on Kirra McDonald as a tester and we are getting some great photography from Andrew Clifforth.
I'm keen to spread the word about how amazing cycling is and love helping people get into this awesome sport.
When I am on the bike I - make decisions, my head is clear and life is simple. It's just me, the bike and the road.
How did your love for cycling come about? I have loved riding my bike as long as I can remember. From by first Raleigh BMX I was hooked. The freedom that a bike gave me was something else, I would spend entire weekends exploring on my bike, on road, off road, paths, to shops, on trains to new places. I could not get enough.
Share a cycling memory - there are so many, but sharing a ride through the French and Italian Alpes with a great mate in 2011 was an awesome experience and gave me an opportunity to really get to know myself better.
I love to ride because.... it makes me a better person through exercise, focus, mental determination, discovery, meeting people, relaxation and discovery.