BIKE MAD: Lee Riethmuller and his son, already an avid cyclist.
BIKE MAD: Lee Riethmuller and his son, already an avid cyclist. Contributed

Q and A with Lee Riethmuller

MEET Lee Riethmuller, the man behind the kneeling style adaptive mountain bike at the recent Navigator Pitch Awards.

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) he is the same age and equally crazy.

What do you think the greatest invention has been?

Markforged Metal X titanium 3D printer, it's a game changer that has the potential to revitalise manufacturing in Australia.

Do you have any lucky objects or traditions?

Airforce Cadets dog tags.

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?

Hands down that would have to be caps with a curved brim - Ironic as I sell flat brim caps that Robyn & Robyn at Creative Embroidery make for me.

What three things do you think of most each day?

Coffee, riding bikes, my kids - preferably all three together on the weekends.

What's been the best decision you've made in your life so far?

Finding my "purpose”, building Off-Road Handcycles so that "Wheelies” can get off flat surfaces and into the outdoors to enjoy the natural environment.

Les Brown's quote: "Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.”

What do you love most about where you live?

Affordable housing, being close to everything like the Creekside parklands & cafés

What was your first car?

Holden ute 1978 HZ ..... blue of course and it was perfect for bikes and camping.

What do you consider is the most important appliance in a house?

Air conditioner, coffee machine is a close second.

What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time?

1940s so that I can fly a Spitfire, how awesome would that be!


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