From the beginning of January until early August I’ve either been riding/racing my bike, working at the local bike shop, or shoveling food in my mouth. Usually in that same order. It’s been difficult at times (money wise), the long breaks from work to race at Redlands, Gila, and Cascade are the hardest. Logistically, physically,…Read more Confessions Of A Bike Racer
As one may know, this sport requires luck. I hate saying it, but it is true to some extent. Luck alone won't lead to a victory, there is still no substitute for the hard work needed. An untimely puncture, an unavoidable crash, missing your feed (the opportunity on the course to pick up an extra bottle),…Read more Lucky Number Chico
Let me start with saying I absolutely love the Valley of Sun Stage Race. Being the first race for the team, our objective was to make a statement in this race. To show the other teams that Pacific Premier Bank is present and we are not going to let you take that wheel. The cherry…Read more Valley of Sun Stage Race 2017
The excursion to the back country of San Diego from Vegas did not happen as planned. It could not be as easy as jumping in the car and arriving in a couple hours. Things have been running a little too smooth lately, until the upper pulley wheel of my.. timing belt (sure, let us go…Read more Team Camp
It's official! I will be rocking the baby blue of Pacific Premier Bank for the 2017 season! I had the opportunity of sporting their colors during the Cascade Cycling Classic. Chris Wyman and Anthony Fitch are both young, fit, and motivated. Having a team that shares the same end result as you is key. When…Read more 2017!
When you dabble in and out of this sport having the "off season" phase isn't mandatory. You take a little break here and there, having that precious time away from your carbon stead does not seem appealing. If you ride a lot and had a stressful/mediocre race season, I would suggest having the time away…Read more Motivations
After many weeks of contemplating about creating a blog, I have finally decided to pull the trigger. The purpose of this blog doesn't serve as a pedestal for my results while racing or to put down any fellow racers. But to shed light on the lifestyle and thought process of a young elite racer with…Read more My First Post!