Who I Am

I started racing XC around 1995 when NORBA was still around lasting 3 years before I hung up my v-brake equipped hardtail for soccer boots.  I began riding again when I moved to Corvallis, OR to attend Oregon State University around 2011.  I started out riding again on hardtails and progressively upgraded to more aggressive bikes every year until I started racing downhill and enduro two years ago.  I am an incredibly goal oriented person and racing gives me something to strive for.  My favorite types of rides are being lost deep out in the backcountry all day or ripping park laps on my big bike until I can’t feel my hands.

One of my first races ever was a NORBA XC race on Mt. Spokane when I was 11.  I also spent 2-3 days a week snowboarding there all through my junior high and high schools years, often sneaking beers into the woods during night skiing.  Mt. Spokane has a spot in my heart and last year they held the first mtb race on the mountain in almost 20 years.  Yes, I will be heading back in June and couldn't be more excited.

Notable Stats

Home: Golden, CO
Race Cat: Cat 2 Men 19-39/Amateur Men
Years Racing: 4
Focus: All Things Gravity

Top Races
The People's Enduro: Mt. Spokane (Permit still pending) 
Rocky Mountain Race Series: 5 Awesome Locations 

If You Ain't First, You're Last

Favorite Ride

Local - Miner's Creek

Non-local - Trail 140 on Mt. Spokane, Schleyer or Freight Train

Favorite Gear

Maxxis DHF 2.5 WT. Other components come and go on my bikes, along with rear tires, but this is literally always on the front of my bikes.

Weird Fact

I hate the Beatles...

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