Nick Byrne - rider profile

Name – Nick “Byrnsie” Byrne

Profession – Feasibility guru, but more importantly President of the Castlemaine Rocky Riders MTB Club.

Uphill or Downhill? I drop like a bomb, but recently I’ve found my climbing legs again.

Most epic day on a bike? Pairing with the Dalai Lama in a charity 6hr enduro. Nah, just kidding. It was only a 3hr, but we still shredded.

I'm currently riding… a Trek, but I really love Giants.

Favourite trails (other than Castlemaine) -  You can’t beat the C-style. Why would you go anywhere else? But I do find myself at Mt Buller every second weekend.

If I wasn't mountain biking I'd be... in a workshop, focus group or community meeting.

One day I'll ride... in Tibet. The Dalai Lama promised to show me some trails.

When I head out for a ride I never leave without... checking myself first. Look good, go ride. His holiness taught me that.

My race highlight? Other than tapping it out with the Dalai Lama? Once you’ve received enlightenment there are no highlights….

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