Adam and his Reid Osprey Elite
Adam Zeiza (@adzeiza) is our first Reid rider of the month in 2020!
Adam Zeiza, originally from Jakarta, Indonesia has become our Reid Rider of the month for January. He caught our attention after sharing his cycling adventures with the Reid Osprey Elite on Instagram. We caught up with Adam to find out more about him and his passion for all things bike…
Hello fellow cyclists, my name is Adam Zeiza (@adzeiza). I am a geologist as well as an amateur cyclist. I am also an owner of a small property company: Rumah Kita Bintaro. Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, I currently live in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. I work for a major oil and gas company here.
When and how did the kids get into bike riding?
I started to get into bike riding in 2013 when I lived in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne people are very sporty. Literally, I have been inspired by them. Back then, many of my colleagues in Esso Australia commuted by bike riding, including my general Manager! I think it’s a very cool habit. Then, I also started to commute from home in Richmond, Victoria to my office in Southbank by riding my bike. Usually, I took the bike paths along the Yarra River to get to the office. It’s an amazing experience that I won’t forget and will always be grateful with that moment.
So, what made you choose Reid and why the Osprey Elite?
I have seen many people ride Reid in Australia. They seem to enjoy riding their Reid bikes. Also, Reid bikes look simple and neat to me. And I chose ‘Oreo’, my black and white Reid Osprey Elite, simply because it looks neat and simple. More importantly, it is fun to ride!
Is this your first Road bike?
It is not my first ever road bike. However, it is my first Road Bike that I bought in Saudi Arabia. I enjoy riding it. I will keep and ride it as long as I can.
How has the Reid Osprey Elite treated you so far?
So far, the Osprey has treated me well. I ride around 30 km in the weekday, and around 50 – 75 km in the weekend. It’s pretty smooth and comfortable to ride.
What and where have you been with it?
I have mostly ridden my Osprey in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. I have been going the flat as well as the hilly roads for a social and recreational ride with my fellow cyclists here and also for some endurance rides to keep me fit. With my Osprey, I was initially riding with only one or two other cyclists. Apparently, we now have a cycling community of more than 20 people! So, my Osprey is not only helping me to get fit but also has been helping me to grow a cycling community here in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Do you have any other future adventures planned?
In the first quarter this year, I plan and aim to do my first century ride with my cycling mates sometime. Our new cycling community will also conduct a fun competition: to record those who have ridden the longest distance in each month. This approach will motivate cyclists to be more active and will attract more people to get into bike riding.
Finally, what advice would you give to those who have never been on a biking adventure or even a bike?
I will advice with a quote: “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy and ride a bike. And that’s pretty close”. Everyone should definitely feel and try the happiness of a bike riding. One last tip: ride your bike with your cycling mates – it’s going to be more fun!