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]

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...) [2 comments]