My recovery from nerve injury (part 2 – getting back on the bike) | 24 Sep 2021

Part 2 has been a long time coming, but I knew that would be the case when I had the nerve to title my previous blog post “part 1.” My progress has been, as was expected, very, very slow. Tagging … (more...) [4 comments]

My recovery from nerve injury (part 1) | 15 Jun 2021

It’s been almost two years since I wrote on this blog. And for most of those two years, I’ve been struggling with a nerve injury in my hip and groin. I started many a blog post during this time, but … (more...) [3 comments]

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...) [4 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-Pac√≠fico, 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]