I’m 26 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 been a pleasure to represent 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 QUIVEROperator CR, Process 153 CR (29 and 27.5), Shonky ST and a 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 racing more of the Enduro World Series this year. I’ve shifted my training for a bit more endurance work so I’m hoping to get some good results at this season's enduro events!
WHO IS THE CYCLIST YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?
Jared Graves because he made it to the highest level in so many cycling disciplines.
WHERE WAS THE BEST PLACE YOU RODE IN 2019?
It’s still Maydena Bike Park down in Tasmania, Australia. We raced this for the Australian Enduro National Champs and the weather and trails were perfect. ‘King Brown’ is my favourite track there. It’s probably the best track in the world!
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 MOTHER DESCRIBE YOU IN JUST THREE WORDS?
never. cleaning. dishes.
FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2019
Finishing third at the Tasmanian EWS. It was awesome to get on the podium at the home race as an Enduro underdog!
Would you rather spend money or save money?
Depends, I spend a lot of money on things that I enjoy…But if I'm buying furniture or something that’s not making my life more fun, I’ll cheap out!
Would you rather drive a car or a pick-up?
I’d drive a pick-up so I could take more toys.
Would you rather watch a comedy or a horror movie?
Depends what mood I'm in. Most of the time I’d go for a comedy.
Would you rather be unable to use search engines or unable to use social media?
Unable to use search engines, I think. Either one would be very, very hard.
Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?
20 minutes early. I hate people who are always 10 minutes late.