San Francisco, CA
1st place at the 2015 Colavita Grand Prix E4. Also, not giving up when I’ve been off the back of numerous races and riding with maximum effort until I’ve crossed the line.
The coaches! Ryan has been a great source of motivation, information, and inspiration – couldn’t have come this far without him. Also, the structured training plans that let me focus on putting in the efforts and recovering, not wondering what to do next.
Finding the limits of the body and mind, the excitement and spirit of competition, and the ability to explore the world near and far.
Whatever bike I have the opportunity to ride right now.
When I was just a spring chicken in high school I placed 8th in the Maryland State Championships in the 110m high hurdles. My results throughout the season, while good, didn’t give me any right to be in the state finals. However a determined performance in the semi-finals saw me grab the last slot for the final race. That moment recovering in the infield when I realized I had qualified through was without a doubt my happiest sporting moment. Hard work pays off.
My animal year is the year of the rat – I’m most certainly a rat.
I went to school in Sweden.
I once sold my guitar to fund my travels.
I drive an Austin Mini.
2-3 wins in 2015
7-10 top-5 finishes in 2015
10+ top-10 finishes in 2015
Cat 5 to 4 upgrade by 31 May 2015
Cat 4 to 3 upgrade by 30 September 2015 or end of season
Race in crits, road races, ITTs, and a stage race in 2015