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From Palmerston North, NZ. James now lives in Auckland, NZ. James has not updated his blog since March of 2014. When he’s back home in NZ, he keeps his mind fresh with “studies and odd jobs.”

Fun Facts with James



Favorite Food:

Banana pancakes at the moment.

Favorite Color:


Favorite Band/Song:

“Some Minds” by Flume.

Favorite Movie/Video Game:

Ain’t nobody got time for that. (Klaus Note: Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Wilkins, the woman featured in the “Ain’t nobody got time for that” viral video has a cameo role in the movie A Madea Christmas, in which she says her now-famous line.)

Pre-Race Rituals/Superstitions:


If you weren't a cyclist, what would you be?

A poor uni student.

What do you do when you're bored?

The standard Insta, Twitter or Facebook phone grab approach.


Mum, Dad, and an older brother.

Let's say you sign a Pro Tour contract. What's your first financial splurge?

A nice holiday with the missus and something for the Fam.

Guilty Pleasure:

Another coffee, please.


Gggggggggemini. (Klaus note: A Gemini’s lucky stones are topaz, emerald and agate.)

Prized Posession:


If you were a superhero, what would your power be?


Celebrity Crush:

Dan "SWOLE" Eaton.

Celebrity Role Model:

Dan "SWOLE" Eaton.

Worst Fear:

Dan "SWOLE" Eaton.

Bad Habit:

Using Kiwi slang around Americans. [Klaus Note: “bonk” (to have sex with), “brekkie” (breakfast), “chook” (chicken), “pong” (bad smell). Source: Kiwi Web.]

Favorite Quote:

"Git it in yaaaaaa!"


I hope not.

What's your favorite smoothie!!!!????

Berries. Many berries.

Weirdest Dream:

Dan "SWOLE" Eaton.

Hidden Talents:


What do you want to ask Axel about his dad, but are too afraid to ask?

Is your dad embarrassed that you like “I’m so Fancy” by Iggy Azalea?

Fanmail Address:

Whatever Dan "SWOLE" Eaton's fanmail address is.

Throughout the 2015 USA Pro Challenge, Manual for Speed will be following the Axeon Cycling junior development team because we think cycling development is critically important and woefully under appreciated, especially in the United States. In order to help you familiarize yourself with these young bucks, we spent some time with the guys before the race asking questions and taking photos in their finely appointed Steamboat Springs condos.

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