I look at a race as a success if I can answer the following criteria with a yes - Did I do my best? Did I have fun? Did I treat people with respect and make them smile?
What Do Results Mean?
Having solid race results are great. They bring a rider credibility amongst peers, provide a timing benchmark so that the rider can measure improvement from one year to the next, and are also a comparison to people around you that day. The reason people race varies from one to another.
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. 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. I look at a race as a success if I can answer the following criteria with a yes- Did I do my best? Did I have fun? Did I treat people with respect and make them smile? 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!
World 24-hour Champion - 2015
4x US National Champion [24 hour racing; collegiate]
USA Marathon World Championships Team
2x Breck Epic Stage Race Winner
2x Yak Attack Stage Race Winner
Brasil Ride Stage Race Winner La Leyenda Del Dorado Colombia Stage Race Winner
Trans Andes Stage Race Winner
Singletrack6 Stage Race Winner
Rumble in the Jungle Stage Race Winner
Alpac Attack Patagonia Stage Race Winner
MTB Ayiti Stage Race Winner
3x Bailey Hundo winner; course record
Breck 100 Winner; course record
1st Rincon de la Vieja 100
2x 1st True Grit 100 NUEEl Paso Puzzler 50 miler
Vapor Trail Winner; course record 2012
Pierre's Hole 100 Winner
Durango Dirty Century Winner
Extreme World Challenge Series Winner
2nd The Pioneer New Zealand Stage Race
2nd Mongolia Bike Challenge
2nd Titan Desert Stage Race Morocco
3rd BC Bike Race Stage Race
3rd Trans New Zealand Enduro Stage Race
4th Andalucia Stage Race Spain
4th Joberg2c Stage Race South Africa (Mixed)
4th Trans BC Enduro Stage Race
4th Nimby Fifty
6th Transylvania Epic Stage Race