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Catching up with Gayle Brownlee

August 04, 2014
Catching up with Gayle Brownlee

Gayle Brownlee started working for Giant in August 2012. She was given the opportunity to help roll out the Liv brand, which launched last year in NZ and is dedicated solely to the female rider. Gayle is also the National Quality Control Manager.

I grew up in…
A kids heaven with dogs and cats and horses and creeks and native bush and paddocks and holidays at the beach.

I am reading…
The quiet girl by Peter Hoeg and The Quantum Universe: Whatever can happen does happen by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw.

People tell me I am…
Short (like its something I hadn't noticed).

My life is linked to the cycling world because…
I'm not sure, I'm actually a chef, I just ended up here by some strange twist of fate.

My favourite cycling story to tell around the dinner table is…
Well something I'm pretty proud of is having scored the last UCI points for road racing on a steel bike (as far as we can assertain anyway).

A typical working day for me involves…
Riding my bike, solving other peoples problems, making people happy and fixing things that are broken.

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When I get spare time, I…
Ride my bike, cook, read, talk nonsense with friends and drink gibsons.

Over time, my list of injuries now includes…
Broken ribs, a few concussions, compressed vertebrae, torn ligaments. Please note that none of these have been due to accidents involving cars, it's all been just me or other cyclists.

If I could ride anywhere tomorrow, I'd go… / Because…
I'd go to Valencia and ride the Pico de águilas loop, its where I learnt to climb and is amazingly beautiful..

If I could go out for a ride with anyone, it would be… / Because…
Lily Herse, because she's a legend.

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