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Training Wheels - my first blog post

Training Wheels - my first blog post

I’ve been meaning to write a blog post for about 6 months now, and I started this company… uumm about 6 months ago. It took me this long mostly because, well I don’t see myself as a blogger But really, I wanted to connect with people looking at our bikes and share the story of how I got started.

When I started this project I really wanted to have an e-commerce store that bridged the gap between impersonal online shopping, and the friendly personal aspect of a local bike shop. I love people and I’ve worked in the hospitality and service industry most of my life. From working as a caddy at a golf club at the age of 11 to working in restaurants and bars as I got older, I’ve always enjoyed working with the public. So to help me connect with people via my online store I decided to write this blog. My posts will range from information regarding cycling events to simply urban news, because for me cycling isn’t just a sport it’s a life style. 

My introduction to that lifestyle happened while I backpacked around Asia and Australia.   Cycling and long boarding were my main modes of transportation between long haul flights to exotic locations. It was in Melbourne, Australia where I discovered the world of fixed gear bikes. It took me a couple weeks to find a second hand bike that both look good and that I could afford, but I finally did and I haven't looked back! Don’t get me wrong I LOVE the trams in Melbourne but there’s no better way to explore a city than on a bike. Anyone that has traveled or had to live on a budget knows the importance and the challenges of bargain hunting. My goal is to offer nice fixies at a more accessible price, because cycling shouldn’t break the bank.

So that’s pretty much it for a first post, just a short introduction and a peek through my online shop’s “fictional window”.

Let me know what you think and feel free to share your thoughts!

You can always email me at anthony@myfixcycles.com

Cheers!
Anthony Toussaint
Founder of Myfix Cycles

*Special thanks to Ben Giddins & Brendon Storm. My "senior editors", making sure I don't humiliate myself with bad grammar!!

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