Beautiful little film here – I say ‘little’, after making my own Youtube channel I now know how much work goes into these – about mechanic Ian Downing, who opened Bike Revive Tumut in New South Wales after wondering just what to do with his life.
Great that he did too. Bike Revive Tumut is a bike shop that has moved away from new bikes to focusing mainly on taking old bikes and making them as good as new again – a philosophy I personally love (and one that Alec Gates of Taipei Bike Works embraces too, see this early video on my channel).
‘I’m enamoured by bicycles,” he says at one point, and that’ll get you a little teary eyed (if you’re an old romantic like me anyway).
I could get all philosophical about the bicycle, and I often do, but I’ll leave it to Ian, who has a fine way with words:
“Ride your bike, don’t just romance the idea. Ride.”