Currently Resides: Shorewood, WI
Weight: 152 lbs.
Education: Ph.D. Comparative Literature (UC Berkeley)
Years Racing: 8 (‘89-’93 in Colorado; 2010 in Wisconsin)
Racing Classifications: Cat 1 XC Mountain; Cat 2 Cyclocross
Previous Teams: Team Gunnison Tune-Up (’90-’92)
Strengths On The Bike: Climbing, technical riding, heavy conditions, endurance
Strengths Off The Bike: Rock climbing, surfing, ultramarathons, skiing
Family: Wife, Patricia; daughter, Judit
Favorite Movies: anything from Hitchcock, Godard, or Tarantino
Currently on my MP3: Black Sabbath, Metallica
2013: 24th place at Master’s Worlds Cyclocross Championships (40-44)
2013: 2nd place at US Cyclocross Nationals Non-Championship Race (40-99) & 24th in Championship Race (40-44)
2012: 1st place at Badger Cup, Day 2
2012: 2nd place at Booty Cross
2012 3rd place at Sheboygan Bicycle Company Classic
2012 Finished Leadville 100 in under 9 hours (8:43)
2012 44th place at Leadville Silver Rush 50
2011: finished Leadville 100 MTB in 9:11
2010 WORS: 3 for 3 first place finishes in sport singlespeed
2010 WEMS: second place in 12 hour solo singlespeed at Reforestation Camp and John Muir
2010 Unnamed Epic: second place singlespeed
2010 Fall Colors Festival: first place singlespeed (2nd overall in the 25 mile race)
1997 Leadville 100 finisher (the run)
1991 Rainbow Trail Roundup: first place overall
I spend my off-season doing: P90X, skiing, winter riding.
My goals and expectations for 2013 are: 1) A solid WORS MTB campaign culminating in a top 15 age-group finish at the US NAtionals MTB XC Championships in PA. 2) A full CX season with top 10 finishes at USGP Sun Prairie, USGP Louiville, and Jingle CX races leading up to a podium at State Championships and a top 10 finish at 2014 CX Nationals in Boulder.
I started racing because: I got back into racing after a 17-year break because 1) the surfing in Wisconsin is terrible and 2) switching to a singlespeed 29er reawakened my interest in mountain biking.
My cycling mentors and/or influences are: Sven Nys.
My motivation comes from: Existential angst and a lifelong habit of pushing my limits.
I consider my finest moment on the bike to be: Doing Leadville in under 9 hours.
The one thing I’ve done on a bike that I will never do again: Ride a fully-loaded mountain bike from San Francisco to Leadville in order to run the Leadville 100.
When I’m not on my bike, I like to: Be with my daughter, work on my bikes, surf, run, read, write.