Meet the Team: Pete Michaliszyn, Head Technician

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Name: Pete Michaliszyn

AKA: Polish Pete

From:  Bielawa, Poland

Joined the team: January 2011

On duty: Head Race Technician

Off duty: In summer, there is no off-duty

In winter , gym, running, hiking, drinking vodka with family, rallying my Subaru, spending time with my girlfriend Lucy – and now fixing up our new house.

Previous Lives: Road Cyclist, Hippie, multi skilled labourer

How did you get this job? They begged – eventually I gave in.

Responsible for: Product R&D, testing, sponsor orders and feedback, managing the workshop and all the bikes, other mechanics, pits setup, helping with all other duties

Best bit of the job. Travelling, working with the best athletes, everyone here giving 110%

Worst bit? Setting up the awning and … taking it down.

Secret talent? Computer geek

Secret vice? Control freak in the kitchen with a timing food cooking obsession

Favourite words:  “if in doubt, flat out”

Quote: “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”

Dalai Lama XIV

Photographs: Sven Martin and Laurence Crossman Emms

2 Responses to “Meet the Team: Pete Michaliszyn, Head Technician”

  1. Ross Johnstone says:

    Can you tell me how someone goes about getting on one of the teams as a mechanic been wanting to do it for years but can’t find any info

  2. jellybean says:

    Plus hes got a stash of home made jam that his grandma sends him,lol.

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