Currently Resides: Shorewood, WI
Weight: 152 lbs.
Education: Ph.D. Comparative Literature (UC Berkeley)
Years Racing: 9 (‘89-’93 in Colorado; 2010 in Wisconsin)
Racing Classifications: Cat 1 Mtb; Cat 1 CX, Cat 4 Road
Previous Teams: Team Gunnison Tune-Up (’90-’92)
Strengths On The Bike: Technical riding, heavy conditions
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: Nothing
13th CX Nationals (Masters 123)
Wisconsin State Cyclocross Champion (Masters 35+ Cat 1/2)
WCA Cyclocross Series Winner (Masters 35+ Cat 1/2)
1st place in 9 WCA Cyclocross races (Masters 35+ Cat 1/2/3)
2nd place at Midwest Regional Cyclocross Championship race (Masters 35+ Cat 1/2/3)
6th place at Midwest Regional Cyclocross Championship race (Pro 1/2/3)
3rd place at Norje Ski Jump Cyclocross race (Pro 1/2/3)
64th place at Oar to Shore (11th in age class)
64th place at Chequamegon (12th in age class)
18th place at MTB National Championships (40-44 age class)
13th place at Barry-Roubaix gravel race (40+ age class)
24th place at Master’s Worlds Cyclocross Championships (40-44)
2nd place at US Cyclocross Nationals Non-Championship Race (40-99) & 24th in Championship Race (40-44)
1st place at Badger Cup, Day 2
2nd place at Booty Cross
3rd place at Sheboygan Bicycle Company Classic
Finished Leadville 100 in under 9 hours (8:43)
44th place at Leadville Silver Rush 50
Finished Leadville 100 MTB in 9:11
WORS: 3 for 3 first place finishes in sport singlespeed
WEMS: second place in 12 hour solo singlespeed at Reforestation Camp and John Muir
Unnamed Epic: second place singlespeed
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 2014 are:
#1 Top 5 finish at Cyclocross Nationals in January 2014
#2 Top 3 finish at MTB Nationals in July
#3 Win one of the Trek CXC Cup Masters 35+ races
#4 Win one of the Jingle CX Masters 35+ races
#5 Defend my Masters 35+ Wisconsin State Champion title
#6 Reclaim the Masters 35+ Midwest Regional Champion title
#7 Finish in the top 50 at Chequamegon
To become the Cyclocross National Champion in the 45-49 age group.
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, Lars Van der Haar, Zdenek Stybar
My motivation comes from: Existential angst and a lifelong habit of pushing my limits.
I consider my finest moment on the bike to be: Either placing 3rd in the pro category at the Norje Ski Jump CX race or finishing the Leadville 100 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.