I am from Sydney, Australia. I am a technoweenie too. I like to tinker with stuff. I do most of my own wrenching, I can build wheels (well the first one turned out a beauty). I have a hardtail, Specialized Rockhopper A1 comp, XC dual, Specialized SJ FSR disc, an all mountain dual, Wheeler Hornet 20, a tri bike, trek 5500, a road bike, Azzurri Forza.
I have modified every bike I have, and I am currently building up a Felt Speedy Sanchez which I will take and leave in Taiwan so I don't have to worry about taking a bike whenever I go. My wife is from Taiwan, it is a great place to mountain bike and surf, we travel back and forth 3 or 4 times a year or more. I like light bikes but not stupid light as I weigh between 80 - 90kgs depending on what I am training for. If I run only I could get down to 76kg but as soon as I start riding my legs put on weight.
Right now I'm a fat blimp and closer to 90kg as I have a broken leg but rehab has started and so I have just begun to ride again. In fact my first ride yesterday.
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