Why I’m Reframing the Way I Think About Results | 10 Mar 2017

Last year, I let racing get under my skin. I let it undermine the things that I love about riding bikes and training and being an athlete. I let myself think that I deserved better, when in fact, I have so much already. (more...) [4 comments]

Books for Athletes: The Power of Habit | 3 Mar 2017

A monthly column where I share a book I’ve read recently, and how it’s helped me develop as an athlete. (more...) [3 comments]

Step Forward, Step Back | 23 Feb 2017

Our first three weeks in Scotland felt like a dream. I was riding better than I ever have. I was hitting power numbers that I had never seen before. I was going to the gym, doing my intervals and putting … (more...) [6 comments]

Ask Syd: What Should I Expect at an EWS Race? | 17 Feb 2017

If you won a lottery slot for the Enduro World Series and don’t know what to expect…here’s my advice. (more...) [0 comments]

How to Fly With Your Bike Like a Pro | 18 Jan 2017

After flights to four different continents and 7+ countries in the past three years, and only a few disasters, I have learned a thing or two about how to bring your bike on a plane. (more...) [0 comments]

Ask Syd: Is Online Skills Coaching Right for Me? | 17 Jan 2017

Hi Syd! I’ve been enjoying reading your blogs for a while now. Thankyou for being so candid and honest. They’ve been helping me out with my own mountain biking challenges. The question i have is regarding Lee McCormack. I am … (more...) [0 comments]

How Do You Train for Enduro? | 10 Jan 2017

Training for enduro in the off-season is all about training your weaknesses. For me that means strength work and high power work. (more...) [2 comments]

Ask Syd: Does Taking Time Off Make You Faster? | 4 Jan 2017

My friend Nico left this comment on my most recent post about and I thought it was a really interesting idea and something others would benefit from thinking about as well. (more...) [0 comments]

Ask Syd: What is Racing Andes-Pacífico Really Like? | 3 Jan 2017

My biggest advice would be to calibrate your expectations, understand that it’s going to be challenging and don’t worry if you aren’t able to ride everything. And then have fun! (more...) [0 comments]