Eight Pieces of Advice for My Former Self | 18 Jul 2018

I would love to rewind a few years and give my former self a serious shake — and the following eight bits of advice. Since I don’t have a time machine, this is a purely hypothetical exercise, but I suspect there are at least a few of you out there in a similar position to where I was five years ago. So, this one’s for you. (more...) [0 comments]

A Case of the “Whys” | 11 Jul 2018

Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself coming down with a case of the “whys.” Call it what you want – a mid-summer existential crisis, or just the July doldrums — but I keep finding myself sitting around asking the same damn question. Why? (more...) [6 comments]

My Full-Face Doesn’t Make Me Safer | 4 Jul 2018

My full-face isn’t what makes me safe on a bike. My skills, experience and decision-making do that, and they do it way better than any face-shaped piece of plastic (more...) [2 comments]

No More Training Races | 27 Jun 2018

I decided that if I was going to race in Crested Butte I was going to do it properly. I wouldn’t set any huge expectations in terms of results — after all, you can’t peak for every single race — but I would treat it like a race. (more...) [2 comments]

Does Enduro Have an Attitude Problem? | 20 Jun 2018

The rise in popularity of enduro racing and enduro style bikes has undoubtedly been a net positive. More trails, more people riding, more people with a vested interest in protecting mountain bike access. That doesn’t mean enduro doesn’t have its problems. (more...) [18 comments]

How to Give a Sh*t | 13 Jun 2018

Last year it was far too easy for me to get into the start gate and just stop caring. Why? I don’t know. Maybe I’m just not that competitive. Maybe I am super competitive and not caring was the only way I could live with my results. (more...) [6 comments]

It’s Not Over (Until It’s Actually Over) | 30 May 2018

As they say, it’s not over ’til it’s over, and you don’t know ’til you dip your chip. Or something like that. (more...) [5 comments]

Sometimes A Jump is Just A Jump | 23 May 2018

So often in life we get wrapped up on our obstacles, and on what we need to do to overcome them. And that’s great and all. I’m all for overcoming obstacles. But if our perspective is too narrow, we run the risk of creating obstacles where there are none. (more...) [7 comments]

The Problem with “Fake it ‘Til You Make it” | 9 May 2018

Sometimes you get so good at faking it that you don’t realize that you crossed some invisible line and you’re no longer faking and maybe you never really were. (more...) [8 comments]