A Few Recent Events | 9 Oct 2017

It’s been a pretty relaxed few weeks. Aaaaand that’s definitely the first time I’ve started a blog post like that. Weird, do you even recognize me? (more...) [2 comments]

I Haven’t Ridden My Bike in a Month | 25 Sep 2017

Well, four weeks, to be exact, but I think we can all agree that life would be easier if every month was exactly four weeks long. (more...) [2 comments]

Stop Wasting Your Failures | 2 Sep 2017

Winston Churchill said “Never waste a good crisis” and the same is true for a good failure. Failure can break you. I know this from experience. But it can also be a catalyst, an opportunity, and as such, a secret weapon. (more...) [0 comments]

A Five Step Plan to Getting Epic Crash Photos | 8 Aug 2017

Here’s a question I get a little too often: How on god’s green earth do have so many photos of you crashing? Because, let’s be real, I have an archive of semi-professional photos of me falling on my face, and … (more...) [2 comments]

Breaking Points | 4 Aug 2017

I hit a breaking point two weeks ago at National Champs. I went into the race tired — I had done some solid training in Ohio at my parents’ house the week leading up to the race, and while I … (more...) [6 comments]

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...) [3 comments]

Stop Saying These Four Things and Improve Your Game on the Bike | 15 Jun 2017

Here are four things you’re probably saying that are hindering your performance (not to mention fun) on the MTB. And what you should be saying instead. (more...) [0 comments]

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Gone Viral, an Update | 4 Jun 2017

I think the most important take-away from this situation is that if you keep thinking to yourself “I know I’m better than this,” then, well, maybe you are. (more...) [2 comments]

Ask Syd: Should MTB Coaches Have Race Experience? | 14 May 2017

This question from Jess came at really good time, as I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about WHY I race, and how important that really is to me. I figured I’d post my answer up as it might be helpful, or at least discussion-provoking. (more...) [2 comments]