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Shelly Flood

I grew up in a country town with zero hills and broke into the XC scene in my teens, raced a few World Cups and World Champs as a junior but had always wanted to do downhill as it looked like way more fun. After high school I bought myself a bike and went to Canada. Since then I’ve been living in Adelaide dabbling in various international and local downhill and enduro events in between working as a nurse. I just love riding my bike so any days off are usually spent riding or traveling somewhere to ride.

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DATE OF BIRTH

15/05/1991

RIDING WITH KONA SINCE

2018

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WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

I live in Adelaide, South Australia but grew up in Bendigo, Victoria

DO YOUR BIKES REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL SETUP TRICKS TO MAKE THEM “JUST RIGHT”?

I’m pretty relaxed with my setup as long as my brakes are the proper way around so the front is on the right and the back on the left.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON?

Riding my bike more and getting to ride/race at different places I haven't been to yet. I just like riding my bike so anytime i get to do that is a good time.

WHO IS THE CYCLIST YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?

Cecile Ravanel - she just dominates

WHERE WAS THE BEST PLACE YOU RODE IN 2018?

Maydena Bike Park in Tasmania its just got heaps of hand built steeper trails which i love

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ONE PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Pretty lame but my childhood dog Sooty, she was such a good lil’ doggo

WHAT ACTOR/ACTRESS WOULD PORTRAY YOU IN A MOVIE?

Ohhh if i had red hair I'd so want Isla Fisher to portray me

HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU IN JUST THREE WORDS?

fun. caring. laidback.

FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2018

2018 wasn't a very eventful year for me but a highlight for sure was the day I got my wires removed from my mouth after breaking my jaw. Never have i appreciated food so much. But one my favourite moments recently was our road trip around Tasmania where we just ventured around in the van spending everyday riding, exploring new trails and just having a good ol’ time riding with friends.

Would you like more time or more money?

Time

Why?

Time is money

Would you rather have no internet or no cellphone?

No cellphone

Why?

You can pretty much do everything on the interwebs.

Would you rather be invisible or the have the ability to fly?

Fly

Why?

Won't need to deal with traffic ever again plus be pretty badass just flying around.

Pancakes or French Toast?

Both

Why?

I’m indecisive and like food so I'd take both

Would you rather have a winter of rain or a winter of snow?

Winter of Snow.

Why?

Cold and rain together suck, but at least with snow you can still do activities. I'm just not a fan of the cold and anything under 20 degrees I'll be wearing multiple layers.

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