Cottage Grove, Minnesota
|Primary Discipline(s)||Mountain Biking, Gravel Cycling, Road Running, Trail Running, Skiing, Hiking|
|Bucket List Race||NUE series|
|Post-Race Drink||Hammer recoverite and/or an ice cold beer, depending on the time of season|
|Off-Day Activity||Chasing my kids around a state park|
I am a father of 3 trying to find the lost fitness of my youth. I had to leave a D1 nordic skiing program for a deployment with my National Guard unit in 2004. After too many years away, I found the bike again in 2015 and have found it to be the freedom machine of my youth. I focus on endurance single speed races, but have been known to ride bikes with gears here and there. I love single speeds because much like life, your gearing is never perfect, so when you hit a steep hill, you either clear it or have to hop off and run. I like pushing beyond my known capabilities and learning new things at every opportunity.