Process over outcome.
Success is crossing the finish line with an effort you are proud of, regardless of the actual race time or podium position. Success is defined with a growth mindset: the focus on effort, viewing challenges as opportunities to learn, and avoiding assigning a result as personal validation. It took me years to get to this point.
Why do I race? While I love to battle for that top spot on the podium, the race result is minor compared to the experience. Riding a bike has taught me the kind of person I want to be and has taken me to places I never dreamed of. A race result is earned from hours of dedication, commitment, hard work, life experiences, and personal relationships along the way. Personally, that’s where I find value in racing. It can be difficult for racers to detach their ego from their race results and it can be a serious detriment. If a racer is too results-focused, it can ruin the experience of racing and also affect how that racer may treat his/her fellow competitors. We all race because we love a challenge and work towards a goal, and the result is just the icing on the cake!
The battle for searching for feeling like we are enough and tying that to achievement is part of the human condition. I try to bring awareness to the fact that no matter how much I achieve, it will never feel like enough. Racing for the right reasons is key!
When the going gets tough, it’s your mind that gets you to the finish line.
World 24-hour Champion – 2015
4x US National Champion [24 hour racing; collegiate]
USA Marathon World Championships Team
2x Breck Epic Stage Race Winner (USA)
2x Yak Attack Stage Race Winner (Nepal)
2x Brasil Ride Stage Race Winner (Brazil)
La Leyenda Del Dorado Colombia Stage Race Winner (Colombia)
Trans Andes Stage Race Winner (Chile)
Singletrack6 Stage Race Winner (Canada). Pisgah Stage Race Winner (USA) Sudety Challenge Stage Race Winner (Poland)
Otaki 100km Winner (Japan)
Nimby Fifty Winner (Canada)
Rumble in the Jungle Stage Race Winner (Sri Lanka)
Alpac Attack Patagonia Stage Race Winner (Argentina)
MTB Ayiti Stage Race Winner (Haiti)
3x Bailey Hundo winner; course record (USA)
Breck 100 Winner; course record (USA)
1st Rincon de la Vieja 100 (Costa Rica)
2x 1st True Grit 100 NUE (USA)
2x El Paso Puzzler 50 miler Winner (USA)
Vapor Trail Winner; course record 2012 (USA)
Pierre’s Hole 100 Winner (USA)
3x 24 Hours of Old Pueblo Winner
Durango Dirty Century Winner (USA)
Extreme World Challenge Series Winner (Global
2nd The Pioneer Stage Race (New Zealand)
2nd Mongolia Bike Challenge (Mongolia)
2nd Titan Desert Stage Race (Morocco)
3rd BC Bike Race Stage Race (Canada)
3rd Trans New Zealand Enduro Stage Race (New Zealand)
4th Andalucia Stage Race Spain (Spain)
4th Joberg2c Stage Race (South Africa)
4th Trans BC Enduro Stage Race (Canada)
6th Leadville 100 MTB
6th Transylvania Epic Stage Race (USA)
7th Cape Epic Stage Race