It's Friday, the sun is shining, the weekend is looming so it's time to take a break from worrying about Wiggo's knee, what Rapha are going to do with all those relaxed fit Wiggo Team Sky jerseys, kick back and think about how great bikes are.
To help you do just that here's a great little film about Australian bicycle collector, "James" who lives with his bicycle collection which includes everything from a Von Drais Hobby Horse and covers all the bases you'd want in a collection of seemingly every significant vintage bike design. He restores the bikes by hand, in his very cool workshop. Oh, and if you like old pick up trucks you're in for a treat too, although it doesn't look like James drives his much.
Anyway, enough prattle enjoy the film…
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.