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XTERRA USA Championship, September 20, 2014


  The XERRA USA Championship is the final race of the US point series.  I had a solid lead in the series heading into the race, but since the race has to count I still needed to have a race free of mechanical problems to hold my position.  With the addition of Ruben Ruzafa from Spain to the start list I had a more serious … Continue reading

Descending on the Czech bike course.

ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship and XTERRA Czech


The competition around the world for XTERRA has blown up in the last few years.  Now with a strong global tour and a hotly contested European tour, there are many top XTERRA racers that I may not see until the XTERRA Worlds in October.  It used to be that the best of the best raced the US series and although it is still very competitive, … Continue reading

Happy, grateful, relieved

XTERRA Mountain Championship, Beaver Creek CO July 19, 2014


    Confidence is a funny thing.  Too much of it and it breeds complacency, and too little creates anxiousness and inhibits performance.  I realize that the conditions surrounding this race should play hugely in my favor as an altitude dweller, a climbing specialist, and home course advantage.   But for some reason I have not always had my best performances here and I have … Continue reading

What a crazy adventure!  Fortunate to have the win.

XTERRA Southeast Championship, May 17, 2014


  The XTERRA Southeast Championship was everything an XTERRA should be.  The world class mountain bike trails at Oak Mountain State Park are the reason this race is a favorite of many.  Then you add a little adversity with pouring rain and it makes for quite an adventure.  On race morning we were greeted with a heavy rain, but looking at the weather it looked … Continue reading

Powering the flats with Dan Hugo and Bradley Weiss

XTERRA West Championship, April 13, 2014


XTERRA West Championship at Lake Las Vegas kicks off the US Championship series and it is always a race I look forward to after a long winter.  I call it a fitness course because of the challenging climbs and lower technical demand, but the truth is, it does require a degree of technical ability.  The surface is always loose with gravel, baby-head rocks, sandy washes, … Continue reading

My favorite part of the swim...the run to the water

XTERRA Costa Rica, March 29, 2014


Pura Vida! XTERRA Costa Rica was a great experience and an opportunity to visit a beautiful country. The pre-race favorite was definitely the talented Leonardo Chacon and he would be tough to beat on his home soil. The pros received first class treatment from Krista of Race Quest Travels and Enrique, the race director, which made our stay and race responsibilities very stress-free. I arrived … Continue reading

Maui MTB 3 2013

XTERRA World Championship 2014


In the weeks leading up to the XTERRA World Championship I was really trying to change my mindset.  Instead of thinking I will win this race one of these years, I truly believed I could win, and for that to happen I knew I had to go out and get it.  This race will never be handed to me.  I felt that if I put … Continue reading

Mixing it up with some fresh, fast mountain bikers hours after a trail half marathon

Epic Mountain Challenge, October 4,5, 2013 Pagosa Springs


I had such a blast at the inaugural Epic Mountain Challenge in Pagosa Springs.  First, it was a good excuse to take my family and visit a part of Colarado I had never seen before.  Second, there was some great competition and good prize money on the line.  It was an interesting dynamic with the best mountain bikers and trail runners competing on team events … Continue reading

Hey, I didn't win, but I was outgunned today and happy to have fought a hard battle

XTERRA USA Championship, September 21, 2013


This year’s XTERRA USA Championship featured a very international pro field.  Yes, it is the USA Championship but it is open to international competitors in the pro division and always has been.  This year seemed more competitive than ever which I think is a good sign for the sport.  I always want to prove myself against the best in the world and the level of … Continue reading

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