I’m originally from the suburbs of Chicago and have been living in Los Angeles for the past 15 years. Growing up, I was introduced to the sport by riding off a piece of plywood propped up by some bricks in front of my home. That led to me traveling all over the country, going to BMX contests and exploring new cities with friends I met through BMX. After dealing with injuries year after year from riding BMX, it was a natural progression to “big wheel bikes.” I still feel like a kid in front of my childhood home when I’m out on the road or trail.

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HometownWoodridge, Illinois
Where you live nowEagle Rock, California
Other team/group affiliationsMAAP.cc
Career highlightsRiding local cyclocross races with my friends
Main cycling disciplinesRoad, gravel
Favorite bikeTCR for the road and Revolt for gravel and dirt
Current favorite cycling gear100% and MAAP glasses, I love how much coverage and sun protection they provide
Favorite place to rideToo many to name, but Glendora Mountain Road to Baldy Ski lifts is world class here in California.
Dream destinationTo go back to the motherland and ride from Saigon to Hanoi
What are you carrying on a long ride?The usual—tube and pump, snacks (salty and sweet)—but my Ricoh GR camera is a must. Fits perfectly in the jersey pocket.  Always stop and make a photo.
Tips for new ridersRide what you have and talk and wave hi to everyone.
If you could ride with one person, living or dead, it would bePeter Sagan and make party
Words to live byBe nice and keep exploring