Damien Gooch – Owner
A mountains local born and raised in Faulconbridge and attended Faulconbridge Primary and Springwood High. Damien spent most of his childhood bushwalking and riding bikes with his parents who were avid bushwalkers.
What got him into the bicycle industry?
Damien’s last job was for a Tech firm doing business analytics, and he was feeling stuck in a rut, so decided it was time to get involved more with his passion for bikes.
A mountains local born and raised in Blaxland
So Who’s Nick Then?
Damien’s father was an avid bushwalker & cyclist. Before the birth of his children he was a manager at Paddy Pallin’s in Liverpool St. When his daughter was born he had to leave Paddys and take up a job closer to home in Penrith. After a few years working there he started cycling to work from his home in Faulconbridge 53km a day. He became known locally as “the man with the flag” Racking up over 14,000km annually and just over 4,000 ascents up Lappo. Tragically in July 2003 he was hit and killed by a truck on his way to work.
When Damien decided to open the bike shop he couldn’t think of a more suitable name for it. The other question we get is why is there no apostrophe in Nicks? Basically it’s stylistic, it just looked better without!