“Strava or it didn’t exist”
Sporty since his youngest age, Thilbault quickly took his stabilizers off his first bike. Speedometer on the mountain bike when he was a teenager, he always liked performance. Higher, further, longer, it's this willpower that allowed him to get where he's now, without loosing his objectives and his childhood friends too. After studying engineering in Compiègne, he started working in a big company in Paris but kept dreaming of adventure. On his bookshelf we would find "The world by hitchhiking", "Mike Horn - Conquering the Impossible", "Around the World in Eighty Days", if only he had a bokshelf.
After traveling in the Pyrénées on a mountain bike, in Paris on a cyclocross bike, in Corsica by foot, in Georgia with a 4x4, in the USA with a van, in pubs in after hour, he decided to leave everything behind and go live his life, on a bike.
Ingenier, Gravel, Coffee
Julien, best described by his two nicknames, following him for years :
Diableboy : Boy (boys boys boys), becuase he's simply a boy, always young in spirit and brave. Coupled to Diable (Devil in French), the one who divide. Indeed, this Boy is creating tensions between the one who cherish his peak pedaling speed, and the others his always sober but efficient style ... the man in black. He will not give any of them!
Not only great sportsman, Julien is also a creator in his soul. Why mini ? We all wonder, but it might be the inheritage from a too modest childhood, spent in the suburbs of Thionville, studying carefully all the secrets of cinema in between two bike rides (In particular special effects and 3D composing). After having studied in the best schools and having been part of the greatest animation project, "Mini" just stays in the name.
Nobody has got more sense of framing than his.
A poor slug met on the way might transform in a great heroin of an Hollywoodian thriller under his artistic direction.
CG Animator, Fixed Gear, Tea