What is this blog and why am I here?
Okay, I can really only answer the first part of this question. This blog is about my journey as a professional mountain bike racer — trying to get faster, push my limits, conquer fears and balance all of that with still having fun on the bike. I’m constantly learning about this sport and my own capabilities, and I want to share this process with all of you. So, while this blog is mainly about me, it’s also kind of about you, and how I can help you learn from my mistakes and encourage you to tackle your goals.
Best of – the most popular posts on this blog
For anyone – posts for people who want to get better at sh$t
For mountain bikers – posts about tackling the unique challenges of this sport
For racers – posts about dealing with the stress of competition
Lemons to blog posts – times when everything went wrong but at least I got a good post out of it
Learning the Limits of Toughness in Steamboat Springs
How I Flunked Out of Whistler
What Doesn’t Kill You – Dealing with Injury
How I got MRSA right before my first EWS and Learned a Valuable Lesson
Inca Avalanche, or That One Time I Barfed on Ancient Ruins in the Middle of a Bike Race
Ask Syd – my favorite questions from blog readers
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