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 time 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
DATE OF BIRTH01/19/1994
RIDING WITH KONA SINCE2010
KONAS IN YOUR QUIVERKona Supreme Operator, Kona Process 153 (29 and 27.5) a Process 165, Shonky ST and Honzo CR
WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
I’m from Adelaide, South Australia and currently still live nearby in Coromandel Valley.
DO YOUR BIKES REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL SETUP TRICKS TO MAKE THEM “JUST RIGHT”?
Not really, apart from setting up my cockpit/suspension, I just get on and send it.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON?
I’m looking forward to the Maribor and Les Gets World Cups. These are both tracks I’ve never ridden and haven’t been on the world cup circuit for close to 10 years.
WHO IS THE CYCLIST YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?
Jared Graves because his made it to the highest level in so many cycling disciplines.
WHERE WAS THE BEST PLACE YOU RODE IN 2018?
I would have to say Maydena Bike Park down in Tasmania, Australia. I was lucky enough to make 3 different trips there in 2018.
IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ONE PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Steve Smith So I could have one last beer with him.
WHAT ACTOR/ACTRESS WOULD PORTRAY YOU IN A MOVIE?
Jonah Hill, not because I think he would be good at playing me as a roll but because he is hilarious.
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU IN JUST THREE WORDS?
impatient. hungry. quiet.
FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2018
Getting second at the Crankworx Canadian Open was a highlight for me. I would have loved to win the race but it was still my best result of the year.
Would you like more time or more money?
You can’t drive your Ferrari when your dead...
Would you rather have no internet or no cellphone?
I think it would be a pleasant change being off the grid with no mobile. I would probably waste a lot less time staring at the screen!
Would you rather be invisible or the have the ability to fly?
It would make the EWS liaisons a whole lot easier.
Pancakes or French Toast?
I don’t like French Toast.
Would you rather have a winter of rain or a winter of snow?
Winter of Snow.
I hate the rain and would love to learn to snowboard!