This is what happens when you open your mouth. Meaning, I met Shane Perkins in January this year at the Tour Down Under. He told me about his invite to race in Japan, and I thought that would make for a very cool story. I told Luke O’Shea, then Marketing and Brand manager at Onitsuka Tiger, who I had formed a relationship with via producing the Sydney Bicycle Film Festival. He (being a champion) loved it and pitched it up the line. They (also being champions) backed the project.
And now we (Matty, Davros and I) find ourselves in Japan for the second time this year, with unparalleled access to Shane, and behind the scenes of the national Japanese Keirin racing competition.
So next time you think about opening your mouth, keep it open.