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...) [0 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...) [7 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]

Is Will Power Really Your Friend? | 8 Feb 2016

Will power can work for you, if used sparingly, or you can drive yourself up the freaking wall trying to battle your mind over every little task. (more...) [0 comments]

Lessons from Riding Outside My Limits in Queenstown | 9 Mar 2015

If there’s one thing that is readily apparent about Queenstown, New Zealand, pretty much the moment you roll your bike out the door, it’s this: here is a place that doesn’t fuck around. When it comes to riding mountain bikes … (more...) [3 comments]