Taj Mueller

YOUNG ENDURANCE CYCLIST

Fast facts

Birthplace

Victoria, Australia

Birthday

28 December, 2000

Residence

Perth, Australia

Bike of Choice

Merida Scultura Special Edition 2018

@tajmueller2000

  • My journey at X-Speed almost didn’t happen as the day of the Cycling & Rowing Talent ID testing, the waves were too good for a young surfer to say no to. Thankfully I made it straight out of the ocean and onto the rowing ergo at WAIS.  Also testing that day were Darcie Richards and Isla Carr. From day one on the bike it felt like I was part of a like minded and positive family.  The opportunities presented by X-Speed are not only unique to Perth but the whole of Australia. The club launched at the same time I joined in 2017 and the accelerated development offered by a club in its infancy is amazing. X-Speed actively sourced its founding members and secured partners worldwide to establish a pathway from domestic racing to international development and their own UCI Continental Team.  I have been lucky enough to get a huge amount of exposure to international racing through X-Speed’s international development program and have experienced opportunities most newcomers to cycling can only dream of.  Camaraderie, sportsmanship and positivity are right at the top of X-Speed’s priorities which are filtered down from coaches to parents to riders. I hope to emulate this and be able to share not just what I’ve learnt on the bike, but the balance between sport, health, education and a social life with new members to the club.  I am very grateful for the opportunities that have been offered to me and feel very privileged to be part of a fantastic club of team mates, coaches and parents. 📷@z_w_photography 📷@daniela_tommasi_photography 📷@patrickboerephoto
@xspeedcycle 
@xspeedunited 
@ncch01 
@murray1h 
@insidewais 
@bodybikefit 
@cycliq
  • What a weekend!
Good performances lead to good results. 
More importantly awesome times were had with the coolest group of riders and supporters you could ever ask for. 
The knowledge I have gained from these legends is absolutely priceless. 
Thank you unicorns for inviting me into your family.
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📷@daniela_tommasi_photography 📷@barryskehan
#cyclinglife #cycling #cycliq #besafebeseen
@xspeedcycle @ncch01 @cycliq @tourofmr
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@lovetoride_wa
  • @cycliq camera's still going strong after what was a wet and wild Beverly road race 12 months ago. .
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📷 @daniela_tommasi_photography
#besafebeseen #shotonthefly #fly12ce #fly6ce #cyclinglife #cycling
@xspeedcycle
  • Rest day today marking the halfway point for the 10th annual tour of Poyang Lake China.
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What an epic race it is turning out to be. Huge crowds, hard racing, bush doof's, yummy food and an awesome bunch of people to share the journey with. Can't wait to see what the next few days will bring.
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@xspeedcycle 
#cycling #chinatown #china #chinabikerace #cyclinglife
  • What an absolute trip of a lifetime!
Hard to believe at only 18 I have been given the opportunity to tour the world riding my bike. 
How is this possible?....
Due to the hard work and passion for cycling and junior development from Amanda O'Connor (@xspeedcycle) and Rick Lee (@ncch01). I am forever grateful to these two coaches and their support team.
This was also possible due to the huge generosity of @sandyrauwerda and @peterrauwerda for hosting me in Canada and @brittnys19 for looking after me in Belgium. What an amazing bunch of people they are.
Now to share my newly learnt knowledge with my second family @xspeedcycle riders, families and supporters. 
Off to china today for the Tour of Poyong Lake another crazy opportunity provided to me through Amanda and Rick.
I can't thank Mum and Dad enoughfor their continued support allowing me to chase my dreams.
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#juniordevelopment #cyclinglife #cycling
  • Just chilling before embarking on a hectic week of racing at Intelligentsia Cup in Chicago USA with @ncch_mgcc and some strange Aussies from @xspeedunited
Keen to get some high intensity racing in the legs before a challenging month in Belgium to come.
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#cycling #cyclinglife #cycle #chicago #usa #criterium #critpig #aussiecycling
@xspeedcycle
  • Making the most of the Canadian summer. Nice ride with @krauwerda and @luke.skehan today making our way to Niagara Falls. Good to get some miles in the legs before heading to Belgium for the month of August with @ncch_mgcc .
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#cycling #cyclinglife #niagrafalls 
@xspeedcycle @ncch_mgcc
  • Classic U turn in Cott captured on the Fyl12 .
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@cycliq @xspeedcycle @ncch01
#besafebeseen #safecycling #fly12ce #cycle #shotonthefly #cycling #cyclinglife
  • Had the best time down in Bridgetown this weekend for the tour of Blackwood. Thanks so much to the organiser's, sponsors and volunteers at this amazing event raising money for youth mental health. Plenty of laughs and good times with mum and my little brother ending with the purchase of a $1 70s jumper. One of the best run events I've been to with awesome scenery and super cool people.
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@xspeedcycle @ncch01 @cycliq @blackwoodtour
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Taj says:

Guilty cycling pleasure

Fresh kit

Pre-race ritual

Loud music and a few laughs

Favourite climb

Campersic Perth Hills

Preferred coffee

Flat white

Biggest cycling moment

Gibb River Road solo in 2017, 670km of dust, corrugations and good times

Best safety tip

Use a Cycliq camera/light for peace of mind and to capture some awesome footage