Alex Morgan – photo diary (part 04)

We continue our series with Australia’s youngest elite world champion of 2013, Alex Morgan. Since his victory in the team pursuit in Minsk this March, the 18-year-old has hung up the track bike for a while while he focuses on the road instead. He’s a member of the Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy team (which, through the efforts of Caleb Ewan, has picked up a couple of wins in Europe this month) and Morgan is documenting his season with a photo diary that will be published (most) Fridays in 2013…

 

• Part 01 • Part 02 • Part 03 •

 

Here is his fourth instalment of photos and (brief) commentary…

 

Photos and captions: Alex Morgan

 

"Hanging on to my younger brother up a small local climb. Think I'm coaching him too well!"

“Hanging on to my younger brother up a small local climb. Think I’m coaching him too well!”

 

"Brother Hugo, Dad and myself before a ride to the Kew Boulevard and back."

“Brother Hugo, Dad and myself before a ride to the Kew Boulevard and back.”

 

"Where it all started. Blackburn Cycling Club velodrome/club racing..."

“Where it all started. Blackburn Cycling Club velodrome/club racing…”

 

"Great framing job by Dad."

“Great framing job by Dad.”

 

"Snapped my fake front tooth after Easter. Must have been all the chocolate. Sprinted to the dentist!"

“Snapped my fake front tooth after Easter. Must have been all the chocolate. Sprinted to the dentist!”

 

"Quicker than driving to the dentist... the trusty team bike..."

“Quicker than driving to the dentist… the trusty team bike…”

 

"Bike cleaning time! I'll take you through how I clean my bike... 1. Hose the whole bike..."

“Bike cleaning time! I’ll take you through how I clean my bike…
1. Hose the whole bike…

 

"2. Spray the whole bike with wash/degreaser. Especially the drivetrain (chain, cassette etc)..."

“2. Spray the whole bike with wash/degreaser. Especially the drivetrain (chain, cassette etc)…”

 

"3. Highly recommend a chain cleaner. One of the best bike cleaning tools that you can buy..."

“3. Highly recommend a chain cleaner. One of the best bike cleaning tools that you can buy…”

 

"4. Give the cassette a scrub with a brush..."

“4. Give the cassette a scrub with a brush…”

 

"5. Give it another hose, then wipe down with a cloth. Nice and shiny after a good clean..."

“5. Give it another hose, then wipe down with a cloth. Nice and shiny after a good clean…”

 

“Making the most of some time on the train… Learning some Italian!”

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