In the first of a developing series titled Obsession of the Unknown, we hand the mic to an everyday hero. You don't know him nor he you. But we all share the same pursuit of a passion.
MY NAME IS KERRY WYLDE. CALL ME WILL. A 52 YEAR OLD, PLUMBER WHO LIVES ON THE GOLD COAST. CYCLING HAS MEANT EVERYTHING TO ME. FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP, A RELEASE FROM LIFE AND A LOT OF FLEETWOOD MAC. THIS IS MY STORY.
Originally from Victoria, I grew up playing cricket in the summer, Aussie Rules in the winter. Classic stuff. I look back on those years with the fondest of memories. The good ol' days. But as soon as I turned 21, I bought a Kombi van with the little money I had, grabbed my surf board and drove north. No game plan, just driving until I felt like stopping. I distinctly remember the day. Windows were wound down, singing along to Fleetwood Mac. Shit that was over 30 years ago, time flies.