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As a professional snow sport athlete my love for skiing has always been front and center. In the background my passion for the bike has been nearly as magnetic for as long as I can remember. The satisfaction from a long climb, the exhilaration of flashing through the forest with friends, catching air along the way. The artistic flow I find on the bike and snow is also paired with an interest in film-making and sharing my experiences through movies and shorts.
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HometownAlta, Wyoming
Where you live nowBend, Oregon
Career highlightsIn skiing, having a long and fruitful career for over 20 years has been the biggest highlight. In biking, traveling to Mexico for the TranSierra Norte race in 2019, and my first international bike trip (other than Canada) ever, was a huge highlight!
Sponsors/team affiliationsThe North Face, Atomic skis, Smith Optics, Schwalbe tires, Aprch sparkling water
Main cycling disciplinesEnduro, DH, freeride, E-bikes
Favorite bikeReign Advanced Pro 29
Current favorite cycling gearLately I've been enjoying riding pants unless it's real hot or real far.
Favorite place to rideCline Buttes right in my backyard. On top of that, any trail, old or new. Living in Bend we have lots of variety within a 1-hour drive. From desert to temperate rainforest and lots of variety along the way.
Dream destinationI've always dreamt of riding in Europe. Skied there lots, but never biked. Maybe Italy since I've got family roots there, but really any of the countries in the Alps!
What are you carrying on a long ride?Dried mango, PB&J, chocolate.
Tips for new ridersEyes up, heels down…. Still working on this one too.
If you could ride with one person, living or dead, it would beI want to ride with [Giant Factory Off-Road Team rider] Remi [Thirion]!
Words to live byEveryone has their own particular way of looking at the world. Finding and sharing what is unique about your own perspective is a true gift.