What do you have in store for races this year?
This year I’m traveling to Israel to participate in the first ever Holy Land Bikepacking Challenge – 850 miles from the North to the South of Israel. Next I’m going for another Tour Divide finish, I’d like to see the Mexican border in less than 20 days! After that I’ll see about the Colorado Trail Race, and then I’m really hoping to be able to fund a trip to Costa Rica for La Ruta. I know it’s a three day stage race, which isn’t usually my style, so I’m thinking I may just ride through the course.What is your favorite bikepacking route? My favorite bike packing route…God. For me it’s whatever one I’m on! But I know my girlfriend Rachel would say she’s heard me tell her about a million times how much I love the 100 miles from Superior to Tucson on the AZT. That’s the most brutal, backcountry 100+ miles in Arizona!
What is your favorite race in general?My favorite race has to be the AZTR – but I hope I haven’t ridden my favorite yet!
What do you do other than bike?Other than bike I love to run trails, scramble up canyons in the Catalina Mountains, I loved to paddle when I take the time to get down to Patagonia, AZ, and anything that takes me outdoors. Oh yeah, and I stock the frozen department at Safeway 40 hours a week.
Favorite Mexican dish?My favorite Mexican dish is a red chili chimichanga. Just saying that made me hungry. Anything else? More and more lately, I just stop and think to myself how unbelievably lucky I am to live this life. I am so grateful to my sponsors, family, and friends. Without their help it wouldn’t be possible.