Jody Forrester (aka ‘Skips’)


 

 

 

 

Age:

34 (at time of trip)

Hometown:
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Living:
Douglasdale, Johannesburg, South Africa

Years Riding:
Grew up next to the Pmb Cascades UCI course. Started riding ‘Makro Specials’ in that forest from the age of 14. Love for 2 wheels has grown since then.

Bikes:
FC Race Bike: 2011 Niner Jet 9 (2012 XT groupset, ZTR Crest with Hope 2 hubs)
Other Bikes: Giant Xtc 29er hard tail (2011 XO/XX groupsaet), Trigon RQC-29 (SRAM Force groupset), Trigon TTQC-29 (SRAM Rival)

For Graft:
National Franchise Manager, MTN South Africa

Special Someone:
Beautiful and supportive wife Natasha (aka Nana)

Favourite Food:
Milk, cottage pie, lamb shank…..this list was substantially longer prior to my Celiac Disease diagnosis 

Favourite Music:
My mates call it ‘angry yout’ music’ e.g. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age

Other Sports:
Snowboarding, adventure racing, ultra-running, golf, fly-fishing

Other Interests:
Electronic gadgets, Extreme/Documentary TV, Wildlife

Sports Highlights:
– Hiked to Everest Basecamp carrying a 18kg pack,
– Running the 100km Mongolia utra-trail race,
– Completing Raleigh International Adventure Race in Borneo, Malaysia
– Completing 4 ultra-marathons in 5 months in 2006,
– Rode a KTM from London to Cape Town via the west coast of Africa
– Completing 2 Comrades marathons
– Completing 2 half Ironman (with the wife!), and 1 full Ironman
– Having a wonderful family (including a sister who flies Boeing’s!)

Likes:
Whisky, motors, rugby; When a person takes pure joy from someone else’s happiness/good fortune; An African smile that stretches from ear to ear; an unridden snow piste on a crisp French winter morning; The ability of the human brain to push its body through pain barriers; and most importantly MILK!

Dislikes:
Cultural intolerance; big dogs; bees; and people that leave the protective cellophane on watches/remotes/mobiles!

1 Comment

  • Menahem Fuchs

    22/09/2015

    Hey Jody! Nice to see what you do in your spare time… I’m super-impressed – all the best and keep going!

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