Born In: Kingston, NY
Current Residence: Durango, CO
Marital Status: Married (Megan)
Education: B.S. Management Information Systems University of Arizona
What got you into riding: I use to ride my bike to get around the neighborhood and never stopped.
Pets: Winston the dog and Madeline the cat
Hobbies: I’m addicted to golf. I also like dirt-biking, dirt jumping and working on my house, eating and drinking and wine.
Number of years in the sport: 12 years
Number of years as a professional: 9 years
If you weren’t a pro cyclist, what would you be?
I would probably still be working for IBM.
Can’t live with out on the road?
Computer, Internet and a good book.
Favorite Movie: RAD
Favorite TV Show: Lost
Favorite Book: Monkey Wrench Gang
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Athletes: Rod and Rex, "The Reynold's Twins"
Best Moment in Cycling: Making the 2004 Olympic Team
2X Cyclocross Nat’l Champion
MTB STXC National Champion
2004 and 2008 Olympian
Canberra WC 2008 5th place
Andora WC 2008 6th place
Houffalize WC 2008 11th place
I started racing mountain bikes in the fall of 1994. I won the collegiate National Championships in 1995 and 1996 for Fort Lewis College. In 1996 I also started racing with the Specialized Mountain Dew team and won the inaugural Semi Pro Norba National Series Title. In 1997 I turned Pro and raced the NORBA series, U-23 World Championships, and domestic World Cups until 98. I took a few years off cycling, finished college in Arizona and got a “real” job with IBM. I quickly realized racing bikes was more fun then working and started training again. I started racing again in the middle 2000 and joined the Mongoose Hyundai team at the end of year to race World Cups, NORBAs and cyclocross. In 2003 I switched to the GT team and have ridden for them until switching back to Specialized this year. Over the years I have won two cyclocross national titles, one mountain bike short track national title and been a member of two Olympic teams. I have won NORBAs, numerous UCI cyclocross races and stood on my first World Cup podium this year. I am looking forward to adding to my list of achievements over the next three years with the Specialized Factory Team.
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