I’m 21 years old and I’m from Canberra in Australia. For the last 15 years my whole life has been dedicated to becoming a better bike racer. I started racing BMX and that consumed every minute I had to throw at it, until I found mountain biking. My first two mountain bikes were both Konas, actually. I had a Stuff 24 and the Stinky 24 when I was ten! This is my second-year riding Konas on the World Cup circuit, but I’m currently spending most of the time on my Process 153. I have completely fallen in love with that bike. When I’m not riding, you’ll catch me on the lake skiing or out messing with cars.
RIDER NEWSMORE FROM THE COG
DATE OF BIRTH06/26/1998
RIDING WITH KONA SINCE2019 was my first year racing for Kona but my first hardtail and my first downhill bike way back in 2007 were both 24” Konas.
KONAS IN YOUR QUIVERCurrently running an Operator CR, a Process 153 CR 29 and a Shonky.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
I’m from the capital of Australia, Canberra. I currently split time between there and Jindabyne, just a few hours south.
DO YOUR BIKES REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL SETUP TRICKS TO MAKE THEM “JUST RIGHT”?
I’m not super particular with anything but my brake levers always seem to fall at different angles and I get told all the time that my suspension is super slow.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON?
It’s tough to choose just one! I always look forward to racing in Andorra, that’s my favorite track in the world by far.
WHO IS THE CYCLIST YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?
There are a lot of incredible riders I look up to, but if I had to pick one it’d probably be Sam Hill.
WHERE WAS THE BEST PLACE YOU RODE IN 2019?
The World Cup in Andorra was probably the most fun weekend of riding I’ve ever had!
IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ONE PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
That’s a really tough one, maybe Colin McRae.
WHAT ACTOR/ACTRESS WOULD PORTRAY YOU IN A MOVIE?
A young Mel Gibson would be pretty cool because I grew up watching him in the Lethal Weapon movies.
HOW WOULD YOUR MOTHER DESCRIBE YOU IN JUST THREE WORDS?
frustrating. unorganized. away.
FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2019
Race day at world champs was pretty special! My first custom bike and kit. My family was there and I had an awesome run!
Would you rather spend money or save money?
Spending it is fun but you’ve gotta save it first. So, I’d definitely rather save money.
Would you rather drive a car or a pick-up?
Definitely a van so whatever category that falls in.
Would you rather watch a comedy or a horror movie?
I’d much rather watch a comedy because I’d prefer to laugh than be scared of what’s gonna happen next.
Would you rather be unable to use search engines or unable to use social media?
Probably search engines because I’m addicted to Instagram.
Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?
I prefer to be early then late, because I don’t like to keep people waiting.