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]

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...) [7 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]

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...) [6 comments]

This Year Feels Different | 25 Apr 2018

My main take-away from this year’s “warm-up” race at Sea Otter: It is interesting (and interestingly satisfying) to do a race and feel like your expectations are actually in line with reality. That is a fancy way of saying that … (more...) [0 comments]

Six Ways to Peel a Banana (Or A Rock Garden) | 31 Jan 2018

The truth is, no matter how bad things are, no matter how big of a rough patch you are going through, you almost always have some options. (more...) [0 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...) [2 comments]