If You Want to Get Faster, Get Faster | 19 Sep 2018

If you want to get faster, just do the things that will make you faster and skip all the mental anguish along the way. Ride your bike. Have fun. Do work. Cut yourself a break when you don’t get the things the first time, or even the first 100 times. (more...) [1 comments]

I Almost Quit Racing Last Year | 12 Sep 2018

By being open to the possibility of not racing, I gave myself the space to recognize that I actually do want to race. I do want to be here. (more...) [3 comments]

5 Reasons MTB Skills Coaching Matters | 5 Sep 2018

EXCITING NEWS FIRST!!! I want to share that Macky and I will be leading a 2-day skills clinic with Lee from Lee Likes Bikes in Boulder, CO this October 6-7!! This clinic is going to be AWESOME. The first day … (more...) [9 comments]

Breaking the Excuse Loop | 29 Aug 2018

“Don’t make excuses” is probably a top ten sports psychology (and life) advice, yet all you have to do is spend 10 seconds with a bike racer to realize that almost everyone ignores the hell out of that advice. (more...) [11 comments]

The Bears on Your Trail | 22 Aug 2018

Before the first stage of the Montana Enduro Series round in Jackson last weekend, I had the following conversation: Race official: There’s a bear on the trail. Me: A big bear? Guy in front of me: Is it a nice … (more...) [2 comments]

Why do we ride? | 15 Aug 2018

We need to STRIVE, and we also need to JUST BE. Can bikes do all that? (more...) [8 comments]

Here’s the Deal with Expectations | 8 Aug 2018

Reflections on this year’s Downieville Classic, my first XC race in four years. (more...) [2 comments]

The Years Don’t Happen Without the Days | 1 Aug 2018

One question that I get on this blog ALL THE TIME is: “how do you gain confidence on jumps and drops?” Here’s the answer (that no one wants to hear). (more...) [2 comments]

Reflections on Celebrating a Win | 25 Jul 2018

So, I finally won a pro level race this past weekend. And, naturally, the minimizing started almost immediately. (more...) [4 comments]