Hometown Dunedin, New Zealand Years Competing 13
Team Trek World Racing
Honors 6th in 2009 World Cup Series
How does FOX contribute to your success?
FOX is a company that builds the best suspension and continues to push the boundaries.
Tell us about your bike/vehicle setup.
Setup for the rough stuff, a stiff setup but still active on the small stuff too.
What else is in your garage?
My moto, surfboard and lots of spiders.
What's your training regimen?
Gym, road, XC, moto, surfing, downhill, and dirt jumping. Riding bikes heaps.
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
Everyone hates injuries, lets not talk about these!
What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty pleasure?
In the U.S., burritos! In Europe whatever you can find, usually a pasta dish.
How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
Wherever the strongest competition is.
What motivated you to get started professionally?
Wanting to go fast and test myself against everyone else.
What separates you from other professional athletes?
Motivation and self discipline.
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
Working in my bike shop, Bike Otago.
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Racing every week and pushing yourself in those races until you find your limits.
What other sports are you interested in?
Motocross, surfing, anything with motors or wheels.
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Ride a lot and set goals.
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Dirtmountainbike.com, Vitalmtb.com, and Spokemagazine.com
Are you a Mac or PC? Mac
Top 3 bands Chevelle, Tiki Taane, and Rise Against
Greatest strength Consistency
Most frustrating challenge Flat tires
05.27.11 Trek World Racing Newsletter