WELL, THIS IS A LOVELY CHANGE OF SCENERY

Let me start off by saying how grateful I am for the opportunity to be a part of such a vibrant team here at Integrated Media. I’ve recently taken over the reins at Full Sus from Seamus, and by what I hear and read he did an incredible job. Thanks Seamus, you’ve left rather big shoes to fill.

Some background about me – I started cycling back in 2011 when a friend suggested we try out a new hobby. Still being a student at the time, cash was low and almost no decent bikes could be bought on a small budget. I jumped onto Gumtree and found a year-old Scott Aspect 26” for R4 000. I rode it for six months before I upgraded and well, the rest is history.

Almost six years later, I’ve had numerous mountain bikes and countless unforgettable memories. Mountain biking is a very interesting sport which has the knack to engulf your life completely. At times, it is so complicated when comparing stand-over-heights, carbon frame weights or head angles, that the sport scares away most newbies. For most of the seasoned weekend-warriors amongst us, we’ve passed this stage and are truly fixated with riding for very different reasons. Personally, I keep on cycling (way too little) for the health benefits, breath-taking scenery and social aspect of it.

For 2016’s final issue we’ve carried two themes in Full Sus. The first being, the importance of cross training. Cross training is the not-so-fun part of your training regime you should strive to improve. Secondly, what are your bucket-list plans, races and goals for 2017?

I hope you like my first official Full Sus, and thanks a lot for reading and supporting our brand. I wish all our readers, advertisers, staff, friends and family a safe and joyous holiday season.

We’ll see you in 2017

Stay on two wheels

Regards

Frans

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