For some of you who already know this guy up here is my real brother from another mother. This may sounds gay but I just can’t believe what we’ve been through together because the fact that we only know each other thru internet during the early stage of our friendship. Now we’re both riding in the same team for Leader Bike USA and Peonfx. We spent some time during his lunch hour to get some photos for Peonfx new products. Checkout the rest of the interview with the one and only Rudy Melo.
1. Introduce yourself.
Hi, I am Rudy Melo, I was born in Brazil and live in London, UK. I ride for Leader Bike USA, The 5th Floor, Brick Lane Bikes and Peonfx. I like travelling, design, photography, fashion, old VWs, old vespas, coffee and love cycling.
4. You’ve been riding and race all over the world. Tell me the different between riding in UK, US and Asia and which one is you favourite?
I love riding in London. The US was really cool to ride, I really liked the wide roads and good weather, that is the west coast and from what I have experienced, I really enjoyed riding there. Malaysia was crazy man, the traffic is mad, scooters everywhere, weaving in and out of traffic, which was fun, it was also very HOT and humid as hell, but I like it, I prefer to ride in hot weather. Some day I would like to ride the East Coast of US, Jakarta, which I heard is crazy, some European Alps and Japan.
6. When and where is your next race and what’s you plan for the rest of the year?
7. Hows the fixed gear scene in London?
London scene has died down, comparing to 2/3 years ago, but The 5th floor keeps the riding side of fixed gear alive and Track cycling in London is great, Herne Hill has a great community and vibe, you hardly see any hipsters there, sometimes you do, but the regulars there are real cycling enthusiasts.