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do software developer   in montréal     ride kreissäge 2nd cut & erdgeschoss

Where are you from and where are you now?
I grew up in a small town in the Eastern Townships, Canada, and for the last 10 years I've been living in Montréal, Canada.

What's your profession?
I help people create models for evaluating the risk in the capital markets industry.

What's your passion?
Discovering new roads on my Standert bikes.

What's special about your bike?
I built my first Standert with one of my best friends from College who now owns a small bike shop in Montréal. We had a really good time choosing all the pieces and building that race machine together. I was so impressed by that bike that I've decided to do the same thing this year and built an Erdgeschoss.


Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
Somewhere in Switzerland, with big climbs. The day will start with good coffee and 2 chocolatines (you need fuel to hit those hills). The day will end with a lot of wine and some good dinner.

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do accountant     in montréal     ride triebwerk mach3 & erdgeschoss

Where are you from and where are you now?
Montréal, Canada. Born and raised.

What's your profession?
I’m an accountant (a fun one!). I love numbers. I work in finance for a large institutional asset manager.

What's your passion?
Riding my road and gravel bikes, discovering and tasting new wines, being outdoors in general and stargazing.

What's special about your bike?
Everything. This is the first bike I’ve built for myself, so it’s perfect for me. I love the feeling of riding steel, and how fast this little rocket can be. It’s also super stylish, and since we’re not a lot riding Standert in Montréal, it sure gets a lot of attention and great compliments!

Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
A long and sunny ride with friends, in the Alps if I’m abroad or in Vermont if I’m home. I prefer climbing roads to flat ones, I love the challenge and the satisfaction of making it to the top. Then I’ll end the day with a swim in a lake and an outdoor dinner with friends with good food and wine and a sky full of stars.   

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do project manager    in düsseldorf     ride kreissäge 2nd cut

Where are you from and where are you now?
I’m from Bruchsal (Germany) and currently I’m based in Düsseldorf (Germany)

What's your profession?
Project Manager.

What's your passion?
Cycling and football.

What's special about your bike?
What should I say... it’s a Standert race machine. Give it a go yourself. 😉


Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
First coffee then meet my cycling buddies and head off to the Ardennes for some legendary climbs.

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do consultant    in berlin     ride triebwerk mach 2

Where are you from and where are you now?
I am originally from Budapest and moved to Berlin in 2010.

What's your profession?
I work as a consultant with focus on future business models.

What's your passion?
I go through different phases but reading and cycling are constant. I do read a lot - I've got into the habit of reading one fiction and one non-fiction book parallel. I also love to research and buy books - which is kind of a hobby on its own. Some years ago I re-discovered Hungarian embroidery that I learned from my grandmother as a kid, I do that a lot in the winter. It is basically meditation, colours to escape the grey.

What's special about your bike?
I feel like this bike would not fit anyone else because it was so carefully put together for me. Every detail was carefully considered and chosen and it fits perfectly.


Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
It's with my boyfriend and a couple of friends who are not after PBs on that day so it is a casual tempo ride. My bike is super clean and the chain is brand new so it has that fresh hum. It's a car-free day in the summer. I'd choose rolling terrain maybe the Balaton Uplands in Hungary or Mallorca. We do a coffee stop mid-ride near the water, at a place that serves banana split but I don't overeat so I am basically flying on the rest of the ride.

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do architect    in berlin     ride herr standert

Where are you from and where are you now?
Born and raised in Cologne, since 1977 in Berlin - with an exception of 5 years.

What's your profession?
Architect.

What's your passion?
Architecture, family, art, language, cooking and eating, drinking... and since a while my Instagram account where I tell stories about a wide range of buildings, parks, streets, water of Berlin.

What's special about your bike?
My bike is of an early series of Herr Standert, a single speed city-bike. Actually everything is special about it: it looks great (I could choose the colours, handlebar, brakes, saddle), it is super light, and on top of all, riding is more like flying! I like the 'ratio spindle' which allows a wonderful, smooth start with good speed after just a very short time.


Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
Of course this should be a flat, good asphalt track in beautiful nature.

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do architect    in london     ride umlaufbahn

Where are you from and where are you now?
I'm originally from Kent, but now live in East London.

What's your profession?
Architect.

What's your passion?
Riding, collecting and getting nerdy with bikes. And death metal. Recently designed and had printed my team's kit, which was a great experience!

What's special about your bike?
I've got a Kreissage 2nd cut disc and an umlaufbahn track bike. I'm fussy about details (architect), so matched the decals on the Kreissage with some orange Chris King. My favourite parts on my Umlaufbahn are the hand-built wheels and the Aarn chainring. Both bikes are super fun to race and the geometry is spot on.


Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
Either a sunny ride out into the Essex lanes with my teammates ending in much needed coffee or a late night ride through London on track bikes ending with pizza. Either is great!

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do book shop owner    in berlin     ride herr standert

Where are you from and where are you now?
I grew up in Berlin. After a few years away, studying and other, I came back to Berlin in 2016.

What's your profession?
I am in the midst of opening my own bookshop.

What's your passion?
Books!

What's special about your bike?
Haha, I'm not quite sure. I think it's a Urban Standert from the very first generation. In 2013 I worked in the Coffee Shop in the first Standert Store and bought the bike with my first salary. I love the color red very much. I also have a lot of red sweaters and live in a red house. Together with the blue sky red looks terrific. It's a statement color.

Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
Actually I love riding at night. When the streets are empty, there is a warm breeze and maybe a hint of lilac odor in the air. To make the moment perfect I would ride down Hermannstraße towards Hermannplatz, it's quite steep and long and can feel like you are flying.

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do composer   in los angeles     ride triebwerk mach 3

Where are you from and where are you now?
From Los Angeles, CA., fell in love with Standert (and my now fiancé) in Berlin, now back in Los Angeles (thankfully, both came along).

What's your profession?
I’m a composer & creative director working in the advertising industry. AKA, jingle writer.

What's your passion?
Music & Bikes.

What's special about your bike?
Triebwerk Mach3 Ltd. Edition — talk about being in the right place at the right time. When I moved to Berlin, I landed, got home, unzipped my bike bag to find that my all of my carbon nightmares had come true. RIP. My girlfriend persuaded me to walk down the street to Standert and give steel a look. The guys had me test riding a Triebwerk, I fell in love, and 6 hours later they had built me my forever bike. Living in Berlin was the first opportunity I had to really travel, so every time I look at this bike, I see the miles I was lucky enough to put on it. Alpe d’Huez, Lago di Como, Grimsel Pass, but most of all, the warm summer nights I spent riding out north-west of Berlin, making new friends, learning a new language, being dumbfounded by how flat that city is, and falling in love with my new bike over and over again.


Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
If I’m in LA, I’d be up around 6am, out the door by 6:30am, headed down PCH toward Topanga Canyon. It’s chilly, but I know it’ll be blistering by mid-morning. I’d chug up Topanga to Fernwood and then find myself exploring all of the mind-blowing canyons that Malibu has to offer. You can definitely find me on Latigo. Ideally, I’d watch a Lamborghini blow by me half-way up Stunt Road, swear at it in my head, and then watch it get pulled over by highway patrol. Justice. 

If I’m in Berlin, I’d head up north toward Atlandsberg and Strausberg. My first true adventure on this bike was from San Francisco to LA for the Fireflies Tour, a phenomenal charity event. I must’ve trained from Prenzlauerberg up toward Strausberg dozens of times while training for that and it never got old. The winds certainly changed, but I was happy to be there each and every time.

 

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do architect    in berlin     ride triebwerk mach 3

Where are you from and where are you now?
I grew up in Münster, studied in Cologne and Barcelona, lived in San Francisco for a while and just moved to Berlin about three years ago. From what I can tell so far it's a very fun place to live during summertime, definitely not so great to spend your winters here.

What's your profession?
I'm an architect. I'm trying to build stuff.

What's your passion?
Ice-cream and pasta - preferably just eating, not making it.

What's special about your bike?
The Triebwerk Mach3 means a lot to me because it was given to me as a birthday present. I got it after my last road bike got wrecked during a crash. From the very first ride until now, this bike has been the perfect match for me. I had never pictured myself with a blue bike, but once I saw the frame I was completely hooked by its vibrant color. Whenever I look at it now, I'm falling in love with it all over again.


Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
Well, I'm kind of an early bird, so I'll probably get up at sunrise and head out for a ride along Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay. The road down south towards Santa Cruz is one of the most epic routes I've ever cycled - the perfect road for a breezy warm-weather joyride along the Pacific Coast.

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do managing director & CTO    in berlin     ride erdgeschoss

Where are you from and where are you now?
I was born in a tiny village in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. After living in Barcelona and San Francisco for a few years I somehow ended up in Berlin three years ago.

What's your profession?
After finishing University I mainly worked in Software Engineering. Right now I am Managing Director & CTO of a small company located in the Bay Area and Berlin.

What's your passion?
Coffee, bikes and nerding out.

What's special about your bike?
I knew that I needed the Erdgeschoss already a long time before the 2nd edition was actually released. I asked Max to reserve two of them even before knowing what the bike will look like. Waiting for another year until I could ride this amazing shred machine felt like an eternity - but the wait was worth every second!


Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
It is a long and warm summer day. The bike is ready for a few days camping along the Via Claudia Augusta. Gorgeous mountain sceneries accompanied by beautiful vineyards and great food.

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do communications manager    in berlin     ride pfadfinder


Where are you from and where are you now?
I'm from Lübeck, Baltic Sea and since 10 years back to my family roots here in Berlin.

What's your profession?
I'm working as a communications manager at hellobetter.de were we help people fight their mental health problems like stress, depressions, anxieties or bad sleep.

What's your passion?
Suffering from a chronic disease, the last years cycling and spending time at the Baltic Sea has helped me to keep my head clear, focus and minimize urban stress. Bicycles always fascinated me, spending time on the bike, feeling the speed and covering long distances gives me inner peace, freedom and the sense of satisfaction.

What's special about your bike?
Simply everything, I love the choice of colour, options for wide tires, sporty geometry and purpose of the bike. After the release of the Pfadfinder I did a test drive and told Tom to let me know when the last frame in my size is there. Believing that I still had some time left I went home relaxed and planned the assembly of my new bike. Exactly three days later Tom called me: Hey buddy, the last frame in 54 is here, when are you coming to pick it up? So I gave myself an unplanned new frameset for my birthday and set it up in the spring as planned. It's perfect for the quick after work ride to clear head and mind, riding long distances on Saturdays or bike packing to my beloved Baltic sea in summer.


Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
The perfect ride for me at the moment is not riding the Baltic Sea but in the Alps. I would start during August in the morning before sunrise in Prad and ride the 48 tornanti up to the Stelvio, enjoy the morning on the top and then leave on the other side via Switzerland and finish my tour in Bozen. Hopefully 2021 is the time.

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do store manager, standert    in berlin     ride kreissäge 2nd cut


Where are you from and where are you now?
From Dorset, Great Britain. Now In Berlin.

What's your profession?
Standert Store Manager.

What's your passion?
Cycling.

What's special about your bike?
It's a Team Standert race bike with specially made Acros/Team Standert Wheels.


Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
My favourite ride ever, or at least one of them, is probably the Girona-Camprodon-Beget-Girona loop. Lots of climbing through great mountains and beautiful villages. It's very alpine, and the scenery and roads are of the best quality.

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do community & shop, standert    in berlin     ride herr standert


Where are you from and where are you now?
Berlin. Born and raised.

What's your profession?
Bikes.

What's your passion?
Bikes.

What's special about your bike?
It's super purpose-built, yet still looks super stylish.

Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
A hot and long day on the road bike with a bunch of friends, stop at the lakes, lots of ice cream.

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do mechanic, standert    in berlin     ride erdgeschoss


Where are you from and where are you now?
From Slovakia living in Berlin.

What's your profession?
Mechanic.

What's your passion?
Music, Lego, cycling.

What's special about your bike?
Like the mainstream, but always a bit different.


Tomorrow is the day for your favorite ride.
What does it look like?
200 km 20 degrees sunny in the mountains with a view on the ocean.

Photo by Nils Laengner

Photo by Nils Laengner

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