The ‘off-season’ has always been a time to create. In years past, I would focus my efforts on trick and skill development, so that when the season of shows and filming hit, I’d be able to execute.

These days, I spend more time cross training in order to execute (thanks yoga & TRX), and the creativity is no longer contributed through the progression of bike tricks, but rather using my experience to help grow our sport…because mountain biking is no longer simply a growing adolescent, but perhaps can be thought of as an experimental teenager, whether that be with bike tricks or style, wheel size, competition format, frame design, or promo; she’s making herself known to the world, and during these exciting times I strive to contribute perspective to the whole process, whether that be to support another pro trying to figure out what’s next after injury, or an old school rider wanting to re-enchant his riding experience. Seeya…