Health, freedom of expression, and comradery. It’s pretty convenient that something so fun happens to be good for you, both mentally and physically. I think this is why riding can quickly become a lifestyle for those who find it. I started skateboarding at a young age, and I always liked the different styles that various pros had, and how they expressed themselves through skating. The same is true mountain biking, especially in different terrains as you travel.
Lastly, and by no means last, is the comradery. I owe everything (family, friends, and career) to bikes, and relationships that I have found through riding. I am truly grateful.
Biking related goals for 2015:
Just to ride more, have fun, and share that with friends and family. We are lucky to have amazing terrain in New England, and an even better group of locals to enjoy it with.
I’ll probably get humbled in a few more XC races this season too. It’s where I began (before DH racing), and I like keeping that connection to my roots.
Name some of your strengths and talents:
I can recite most of the lines from the movie Rad. I have a large amount of useless ‘80s skateboard knowledge. I can talk about bikes, and not get bored, for days. I’m not a bad technical mountain biker.
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