Celebrate the Progress You Get | 14 Aug 2019

I’m not crying, so that’s progress, I guess. That was what was running through my head as I dumped out the contents of my pack on the side of the trail and searched for more tire plugs. The last time … (more...) [1 comments]

Essays from BC Bike Race | 24 Jul 2019

7 mini essays adapted from my BC Bike Race instagram posts and formatted for this blog 1. A week of contrasts After 7 days of racing, each day has bled together in memory — deep forests, rock slabs, soul-crushing climbs, … (more...) [5 comments]

What if being scared is the point? | 5 Jun 2019

I say I am in this bike racing thing for the challenge of it. What if I lived that? (more...) [3 comments]

How To Hit Drops on Your Mountain Bike (A 16-Step Plan) | 1 May 2019

Step 1: See a drop on social media and decide, based purely on photo evidence, that you should be able to do it. (more...) [10 comments]

No Expectations — Reflections on Trying an XC Stage Race | 3 Apr 2019

Whatever my expectations or lack thereof, I definitely surprised myself. (more...) [2 comments]

Honoring the Recovery Process | 13 Mar 2019

My last post gave you a highlight reel account of racing Andes-Pacífico, but I’ll admit to glossing over the hard parts a bit more than I usually do this blog. I mean, I had to fit an entire five-day race … (more...) [2 comments]

Diaries of Andes Pacífico 2019 | 4 Mar 2019

My reflections from five days of racing in the Chilean Andes. (more...) [2 comments]

I deleted Facebook… here’s what didn’t happen… | 13 Feb 2019

I deactivated my facebook account and the sky didn’t crash down around me. Duh. But wait, let’s back up and start this story at the beginning. A few months ago I sat through a webinar about social media put on … (more...) [14 comments]