About Me

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What inspires you to compete?

I think I owe my competitive nature to my older brother. We were always competing and I was always working to be better than he was. When I stopped playing football in college, I guess I never lost that competitive spirit. I picked up mountain biking and found out it is a ton of fun. I lift and train regularly and it keeps me going to have a goal and something that tests my abilities. Racing is great motivation to want to get better.

Some Personal Information About Me:

I grew up on a ranch on the central coast of California. I developed a good work ethic and sense of personal discipline from my father and the work I was needed for on the ranch. My friends admire the drive and discipline that I have in my everyday life. The Lord blessed me with this gift and I apply it in every aspect of my life. I got married in September of 2006 to my girlfriend of 4 1/2 years. We met our freshman year in college and she has put up with me ever since. Although she would say it's the other way around. We bought our first house last year and have been renovating it since. That's been a fun adventure for sure. I'm a very energetic and optimistic person. My friends would certainly vouch that my motto is "Go outside and play!"

Why do you like this sport?

Aside from the initial investment of the bike, it's relatively inexpensive. No lift tickets or anything. Just get out and ride. It's a win/win situation. If I get to ride as much as I want, I get to eat as much as I want. And that makes me happy.

Describe your style...

I'm straightforward, honest, hard working and dependable. Fashion style: I'd say kind of 90's surfer/scater. Simple. None of this vintage stuff that you pay ridiculous amounts for. Jeans or shorts, t-shirt and sandals is my go-to. I'm easy going. I don't get worked up over little stuff. However I like things to be a certain way. My wife says I'm OCD. But I don't think I'm that bad!

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I'm never growing up. I'll just aquire more responsibilities.