mountain bike crash

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]

When To Quit a Bike Race | 30 Mar 2017

This was a race to see how hard I was willing to push myself simply to finish a race. (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]

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]

Crash Recap from Sun Valley Enduro Cup | 28 Jun 2016

This is going to be a short post. On Sunday, I had what was easily the scariest mountain bike crash of my life. While I’m tempted to moan about how this year really seems to be trying to crush my … (more...) [2 comments]

Angel Fire Enduro Cup: The Revolving Door Theory of Doing Your Best | 13 Jun 2016

I made myself a promise — I would just do the best I could under the circumstances. And I would accept (and forgive myself) if my best wasn’t actually that good. (more...) [0 comments]

Complicated Holes: Racing EWS #2 in Bariloche, Argentina | 7 Apr 2016

All-in-all, another challenging, frustrating, enlightening, empowering EWS weekend down. (more...) [0 comments]