a wholesale milk provender, with a Chemistry
degree from NSW Uni, rode with Muggs in late 2000, before joining
the Sunday vets which race at Homebush.
Before getting hooked on cycling,
Joe was a middle distance runner, completing
up to 200km a week in training until cartridge in his hip gave way. His
doctor told him to give up running, to which Joe reluctantly acquiesced, conditional
upon being allowed to swap his runners for cycle shoes.
Joe is now a fervent believer in the merits of herbal medicines, 'case a
couple of jumbo herbal pills each day provide the nutrients that his body
doesn't naturally produce anymore. Voila! his cartridges now artificially
are supplemented with the required dosage to keep him in the saddle.
Milko gets his jollies from pushing his treadley, equipped with a
Mongoose titanium frame and Dura Ace ensemble.
This pic was taken when Milko was about to bung his bike
in his boot, post-ride at St Ives, after having completed a quick circuit to
Peats Ridge with a group of similarly ardent hard heads. Meanwhile Muggs
had peeled-off only half the clicks. But fair go, 'cause it was Christmas
week circa 2001.