Many club members know Ernesto Arriagada (he’s either on a bike or, these days more often, behind a camera) and Lisa Byrne; Ernie and Byrnie. This couple met through SKCC and celebrate 10 years of happiness (if you can call it that!) on March 22. Ern was part of the SKCC Committee a couple of times between 2006 and 2014. Lisa joined the club in 2006 and was part of the inaugural SKCC Women’s sub-committee between 2008 and 2014.
While Ern and Lis were living in South Yarra they led the Southside Monday Revive Ride. They moved to Fitzroy about a year ago and now run the Northside edition of the Monday Revive Ride. These guys have been part of the club for many years and are familiar faces to quite a few members, so we thought it would a great idea to find out a bit more them.
The 5 Questions –
- If you had a time machine & you could go back 10 years what advice would you give your younger self?
Byrnie: I bought my first bike at 33 and started riding regularly a little over 10 years ago. If I had my time again, I would definitely start riding a lot earlier!Ernie: I’d give myself the advice that the grandfather in the movie “Little Miss Sunshine” gives to his grandson, Dwayne… Note: Not suitable for children… 😀
- If there was a movie made about your life, who would play you?
Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street; can we have fictional characters play us?
- If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
Byrnie: Perpetual energy and the ability to survive on no sleep.Ern: Whatever superpowers Wolverine has – I mean, have you seen the abs and shoulders on that guy? OK, the sideburns are a bit much, but still…
- Who or what motivates you?
Byrnie: The promise of good food and coffee!Ernie: Byrnie, when she’s on my case… 😀
- Which emojis best describe your philosophy on life (Maximum of 3 emojis allowed)