Stop Pushing Boulders, Start Moving Mountains | 22 Jun 2017

Pushing boulders is the opposite of “going with the flow.” Pushing boulders is all force and no right effort. Pushing boulders is exhausting and frustrating and ineffective, because you feel like you’re doing everything and yet, those damn mountains refuse to budge. (more...) [2 comments]

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]

How I Learned How to Learn | 1 Dec 2016

Learning is a skill, and you can get better at it. Here are five steps to help you learn faster, and better. (more...) [4 comments]

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...) [14 comments]

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]

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]

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...) [9 comments]

This is Why Having a Growth Mindset Matters | 22 Mar 2016

I plan on writing a post with some real world tips on how to develop a growth mindset, specifically in a mountain biking context, but first I think we need to clear up what a growth mindset is and why it’s worth it. (more...) [7 comments]