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This week’s episode is a speech I gave about my journey as a plant-based athlete at the San Francisco Veg Fest (called the World Veg Fest). It was my first time to a VegFest and first time speaking outside the bike world about my diet. I wanted to share it with you on my podcast.

There will be a video available soon of the speech as well so you’ll be able to see the accompanying slides. I’ll update this post with the video after I receive it.


Topics Discussed in the Podcast 

  • My background pertaining to making changes in life
  • A brief history of my career as a Professional Cyclist
  • My transition to eating a plant-based diet.  Here’s an associated blog post with resources about my journey.
  • How to be inclusive and build community
  • Top 5 Performance Enhancing Foods


  • Powered Tribe Facebook Group I started. Everyone is welcome (you don’t have to eat a plant-based diet. It’s for people who are interested in adding in more healthy foods and a community group where everyone can participate in the conversation)
  • Blog post about my journey transitioning to a plant-based athlete

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I am on my way to Brazil today for my last race of the season- Brasil Ride! It’s a 7 day stage race. I’ve done it a few times, but this time it’s a new course I’ve never ridden. The previous course is up there among the hardest stage races I’ve ever done. I’ll be racing this one with Gordon Wadsworth in the Mixed category.  Follow my adventure and race on my Instagram stories and posts!

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