Oh hi there
Oh hi there
What's your first bike-related memory? Mine is of crashing into a large, spiky shrubbery at the bottom of Allum Street in Kohimarama when I was six. Or maybe the time I was pedalling through Madills Farm without my training wheels, and I turned and realised that Dad was no longer holding onto the back of my bike. Both of those memories ended in crashes, funny that.
Speaking of bikes, Tim White is the man to see if they are in your life. He's owned store and workshop T. White's bikes for four years now. He can sell you an amazing fixie, a BMX or a geared bike (for those of you who are prepared to be realistic about Auckland's hills). He can help fix broken bikes too, and he's got a sweet pug called Ace who runs the shop alongside him. We popped in the other day and convinced him to ride his bike around the store on camera... and we said oh hi there too.
1. My dayjob is President and CEO of T. White’s Bikes but I’m also an outlaw.
2. If we gave you the day off tomorrow, what would you do?
Ride around with my pug Ace, maybe take him to Vic Park Skate Park, ride my motorbike out to Huia, eat heaps of food, drink some beers and go 10 pin bowling.
3. Who makes the best coffee in Auckland?
Hands down Glenn at eighthirty on K’ Rd.
4. What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten in this city?
We popped into Mexico downtown the other day, they have some seriously delicious stuff down there.
5. Pick a book & park you’d like to read it in, anywhere.
Well, I’m mostly into reading motorcycle mags at the moment, so I’d read Auckland’s own One Percent Magazine in the park at Point Erin. Ace likes that park too.
6. Favourite childhood memory containing a bike?
So many! Family holidays playing bike tag with my brother and dad.
7. What do you think of the phrase, “it’s just like riding a bike?”
I think it’s cool.
8. Favourite place in Auckland to take your bike?
Depends on the bike! Westhaven for cruising, Woodhill for mountain biking slash dog running. Vic Park and many sweet street spots for BMXing.
9. Favourite mode of transport, other than a bike?
Motorbike! I just customised an 80s Honda into a Dirt Tracker and it’s mean for taking on cruises around Auckland.
T. White's in Eden Terrace is much more than a bike shop, it's a community of people who like to use their own two feet to get around in the world. Wouldn't we all like to be one of them?
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