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...) [2 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]

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]

Step Forward, Step Back | 23 Feb 2017

Our first three weeks in Scotland felt like a dream. I was riding better than I ever have. I was hitting power numbers that I had never seen before. I was going to the gym, doing my intervals and putting … (more...) [6 comments]

How Do You Train for Enduro? | 10 Jan 2017

Training for enduro in the off-season is all about training your weaknesses. For me that means strength work and high power work. (more...) [2 comments]

Why “Not Getting Last” is the Worst Motivation | 22 Jun 2016

“I just don’t want to be last” is the equivalent of wanting someone else to fail, instead of wanting yourself to succeed. (more...) [9 comments]

Treating Injury as a Growth Experience | 9 Jun 2016

Here are a few ways I’ve been treating my injury as a growth experience (I prefer this term to “opportunity” as it feels less “forced cheerful”). (more...) [2 comments]

What Doesn’t Kill You… | 11 May 2016

Makes you stronger??? Or, you know, not. (more...) [4 comments]

Two Books That Made Me a Better Athlete | 1 Mar 2016

Reading is awesome and you know you need to do it more. So here are two books that have made me a better, stronger and smarter athlete. (more...) [3 comments]