It all started from my passion for two wheels, although as you can see, I had to start on three. It was in the mid 70's that I started riding around our local bush on a Honda XR75, then I got into racing motocross and then flat track. Fast forward to the mid 90's and it was onto a Suzuki GSXR750 on our local roads, track days, then racing at Lakeside Raceway. I went from D to B-Grade in 3 years due to track time, setup and the fitness I gained through Mountain Biking and Triathlon.
It was during this time I started swim coaching, working at a moto shop, and doing a few bicycle repairs at home. I started to notice a lack of triathlon shops and workshops, so when the moto shop was sold, it was as good a time as any to start my own bicycle shop. We opened at Springwood in 1998 with Bianchi Australia, just after Marco Pantani won both the Giro and Le Tour, which also became my inspiration for our Rad Man logo. I then setup Rad Multisports Club and added Rad Coaching to assist with the development of the club, which of course made us run out of room, and we made the move to Loganholme in 2004.
I kept running the businesses myself, and it was this that led me to my ill-fated return to the moto industry in 2012, supposedly to have a break. It wasn't really a break and I soon realised it wasn't the same as it used to be, and re-opened Rad Cyclery and Rad Coaching at Tanah Merah in 2018. The main part of the business was coaching and personal training, although the bicycle workshop got too busy for both, so I moved the coaching and personal training business to my new home studio.