I’m 23 Years old and have loved riding for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I spent every second of my free riding my bike. This love of bikes led me on a path of racing down mountains as my full-time job which I think is pretty damn cool! I’ve always loved The Kona Bike company and it’s a pleasure to have been representing them since 2010. I spend my time overseas racing downhill and enduro. A lot of my time at home I’ll be riding road, trail bikes and dirt jumps on my Shonky. In between riding I’ll be surfing and riding motocross.
RIDER NEWSMORE FROM THE COG
DISCIPLINES / RIDING OR RACING FOCUSWorld cup downhill and occasional enduro racer.
KONAS IN YOUR QUIVERSupreme Operator, Process 153 CR/DL, Hei Hei Trail, Titanium Humu-Humu, Zone Ltd, Shonky and a couple more…
DATE OF BIRTHJanuary 19, 1994
RIDING WITH KONA SINCE2010
PERSONAL TOUCHES ON YOUR BIKES
Not really, apart from setting up my cockpit/suspension, I just get on and send it.
Before racing I try to chill and focus on riding my bike because I get really nervous.
FAVORITE PLACE TO RIDE
Whistler for all the jumps.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
I’m from Adelaide, South Australia. I still live here for most the year.
GOALS FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Keep on having fun riding my bike, do some more enduro races, finish the whole world cup season injury free and try end up on a couple podiums!
THREE THINGS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU
I’ve raced world cups with clip pedals before.
I like to work on my own bike (at home).
I’m a dual citizen of Ireland, as well as Australia of course.
FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2017
My favorite moment was probably at the first World Cup in Lourdes. The first race is always hard to judge after a long off season trying to come back up to speed. I qualified pretty badly and the weather for my run was miserable. I sent it pretty hard and I thought my run was pretty wild and I ended up 5th on the podium. It was a good way to start the year. Here’s hoping for a repeat this year!
THIS OR THAT?
NETFLIX OR YOUTUBE?
YouTube. I’m stuck in the stone ages and don’t have Netflix!
FLIP-FLOPS / SANDALS?
Thongs. I live in summer almost year-round.
LAUNDRY OR DISHES?
Dishes. It’s harder and more time consuming.
WOULD YOU RATHER BECOME A NINJA OR A PIRATE?
Ninja. Pirates live in squalor, which doesn’t seem very fun. I also wouldn’t like living on a pirate ship.
PHONE CALL OR TEXT?
Call. Texting takes too long, calling is easier.