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When You’re Tough Enough | 23 Aug 2016

The lesson I’ve been learning this year is that being tough, while admirable, does not make you fast. And also, and perhaps more importantly, I’m already tough enough. (more...) [10 comments]

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All the Other Days | 4 Aug 2016

With racing, there are good days and bad days. What no one ever tells you, though, is that there are also a hell of a lot of “other days” that are neither totally good nor totally bad. (more...) [3 comments]

Ass over tea kettle in Chile earlier this year.

Frustrating Mountain Biking Scenarios and How to Deal With Them | 15 Jul 2016

Mountain biking can be frustrating AF. It’s also fun AF too, of course, but I think when we’re trying to sell our non-bike friends on the sport we often oversell the fun factor and forget to mention that, oh by the way, this sport is kinda HARD. (more...) [6 comments]

Photo: Noah Wetzel

Crash Recap from Sun Valley Enduro Cup | 28 Jun 2016

This is going to be a short post. On Sunday, I had what was easily the scariest mountain bike crash of my life. While I’m tempted to moan about how this year really seems to be trying to crush my … (more...) [2 comments]

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Why “Not Getting Last” is the Worst Motivation | 22 Jun 2016

“I just don’t want to be last” is the equivalent of wanting someone else to fail, instead of wanting yourself to succeed. (more...) [4 comments]

Photo: Andrew Meehan

Angel Fire Enduro Cup: The Revolving Door Theory of Doing Your Best | 13 Jun 2016

I made myself a promise — I would just do the best I could under the circumstances. And I would accept (and forgive myself) if my best wasn’t actually that good. (more...) [0 comments]

Finally getting back out on the bike. Yay!

Treating Injury as a Growth Experience | 9 Jun 2016

Here are a few ways I’ve been treating my injury as a growth experience (I prefer this term to “opportunity” as it feels less “forced cheerful”). (more...) [2 comments]

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What Doesn’t Kill You… | 11 May 2016

Makes you stronger??? Or, you know, not. (more...) [4 comments]