Team: Dirt Corps
Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, Dirt Corps, CLIF
- 180 lbs
- South Africa
- Seattle, WA
I got into Mountain Biking after reading an article in “bike” magazine about the 5 best places to ride in the USA. I bought a bike and a plane ticket to Winter Park in 2000.
How old were you when you started riding?
30 years old.
Where did you grow up?
How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
The team I race for is sponsored by TLD.
How long have you been riding for TLD?
Which TLD products are you using?
Ruckus Shorts and Jersey, Skyline Jersey, GP Gloves, D3 Carbon Helmet.
Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
My bros that I ride with are my biggest influence.
What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Build some trails, drink beer.
What bands/music are you into?
Whatever's new on Spotify.
List 3 goals you have for the upcoming season:
1. Be stoked with every ride
2. Crash less
List a few highlights of your career:
2011, 2012 Cat 1 40+ Oregon Enduro Series Overall winner
What's your favorite race/event and why?
Capital Forest Enduro 2012 was pretty awesome. It was low key, grassroots racing. Everyone was stoked, the course was rad and the organization ran super smooth. That’s pretty rare in my experience of Enduros.
What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Friends, fun trails, train of riders, whooping, hollering, dogs, stopping for some trail work and then beers at the car and at the swimming hole on the way home.
What's the best thing about being a Mountain Bike athlete?
Average people think you’re bad ass.
If you weren't a Mountain Bike athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
I would like to see a groundswell of movement from everyone to legitimize more riding areas.
Who would you like to thank?
Noel Buckley of Knolly Bikes, Dirt Corps, CLIF Bar, people that build trails, people that inspire me to get out and ride more.
Any words of wisdom?
“Rule #5” is the only rule that matters.