A late-comer to the biking scene, I finally see what all of the fuss is about. It combines my love for nature, adventure, and pushing myself to the limit (physically and mentally). I’ve really en-joyed the journey so far and I am excited to see where cycling takes me in the future. I am al-ways looking for a way to make what I do impactful on the world, hopefully in a positive way. When it’s all said and done, I hope to inspire good health, pushing boundaries, embracing dis-comfort, and maybe even some eco-consciousness within the cycling community and especially beyond. Until the save-the-world breakthrough comes, I am going to lead by example and have some fun along the way.
RIDER NEWSMORE FROM THE COG
DISCIPLINES / RIDING OR RACING FOCUSCX for race, but gaining an appreciation for Gravel as a race discipline!
KONAS IN YOUR QUIVERSuper Jake, Hei Hei
DATE OF BIRTHAugust 4, 1989
RIDING WITH KONA SINCE2018
PERSONAL TOUCHES ON YOUR BIKES
An Amy D heart sticker behind the stem and weird asymmetries. Uneven hoods, crooked sad-dles, cleat release. If a mechanic “fixes” it, it just ends up wonky again..
Pre-ride rituals include last minute bike maintenance and throwing away my planned route for something much more exciting. Pre-race rituals include tightening bolts and dreaming of my post-race meal.
FAVORITE PLACE TO RIDE
At the front of a race.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Grew up in rural Ohio (near Dayton), currently live in Concord, New Hampshire. I am midwest-ern at heart.
GOALS FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Find that intersection of power and skill, then grow them together into a great form of finesse.
THREE THINGS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU
I used to ride dirt bikes and got hassled when I traded that in for horses. Back to two wheels now, but at least these bikes are easier to pick up over huge obstacles!
I have degrees in physics and geology.
I am only alive today because a stranger once stopped me from walking straight into a spinning helicopter rotor.
FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2017
Graduating from the Amy D Foundation and joining the rank of “professional” bicycle players. Maybe more “proudest” moment than favorite.
THIS OR THAT?
NETFLIX OR YOUTUBE?
HULU. I used to be (ok, still am) obsessed with Grey's Anatomy and Hulu used to be the only way to watch the show on demand if you missed it live.
OR TRIPLE PLUGERS?
Flip flops are not actual footwear and I have no idea what a triple pluger is, even after googling, so, my cowboy boots.
LAUNDRY OR DISHES?
Dishes. Laundry hides in the basement but dishes stack up in the sink and need to be taken care of right away. All the time.
WOULD YOU RATHER BECOME A NINJA OR A PIRATE?
Ninja because I feel like I am halfway there. I am pretty sneaky and love wearing all black. And I love hot showers and I feel like Pirates don't take those.
PHONE CALL OR TEXT?
Text because I am from the Midwest and thus don’t know how to end a phone call.