Rewind: McGazza Fest in Queenstown 2018

Forward: This piece was never published in the original place for which it was conceived, which made me quite sad. Nearly a year later though, it still feels relevant. With McGazza Fest 2019 only ten days away, I thought it would be pertinent to showcase the hard work, sick riding, and moving memories people shared... Continue Reading →

Solstice Silver Lining

I feel a mundane betrayal when the weather doesn’t meet my expectations. Take today for example: it’s December 21st, the first day of Winter; the shortest day of the year. Today is supposed to be snow-filled, cold, and spent outside enjoying the solstice. That is not the case though, instead it is a wretched dark... Continue Reading →

B-icicle

Icicles on my bicycle. Fun to say, but the conditions that lead up to that point are questionable at best. Riding through iced-over puddles, the front wheel like the prow of a ship charging through early winter seas, the ensuing descent instantly harrowing as the realization of having literally frozen calipers takes place after cresting... Continue Reading →

Racer Ready…

Definitely don’t call it a comeback. Just putting it out there... With that said, I was finally able to make good on a goal from this year and get back between the tape. For the first time since 2015, I entered and competed in an Elite Men’s DH race (a.k.a. the Pro Open in the... Continue Reading →

Necessary Flair

I don't dress particularly well, I don't flaunt items of value or importance, and I don't have "expensive taste" in the common sense of the phrase. I do own a lot of bikes, top-range electronic equipment, and I eat a lot... so in the less common sense of the phrase, all I do is spend money... Continue Reading →

Can you feel the speed?

I will never not own a DH bike. To me, it is the ultimate contraption for fun. This is the new race rig, and I'm fired up about it. I remember the first time I watched the gen-1 version of this design functioning as intended, and it blew my mind: Remi Thirion, MSA, 2015 - he... Continue Reading →

Two Week Bonanza

Gear up and let's go! This week is the first half of the two biggest weeks in racing in the US, in my opinion at least, obviously. Kicking off the 14 days of gnar is the US Open at Killington in Vermont. I’ve been [not so] subtly plugging the event, as it’s one of my... Continue Reading →

From The B-Zone

This is a throwback: I was a part of the Deep Summer Photo Challenge in 2016 at the first Crankworx Rotorua. It was a fun experience, but what's funny, is how I ended up in the competition. The story goes, that Seb Kemp, the event organizer and absolute legend, asked Sven Martin, "Who is that... Continue Reading →

Personal History Lesson

      It’s been a quiet summer. For the first time since 2015, I’ve been home…just hanging out. Downtime is good, provided enough time is spent being constructive and/or productive. I’d say the mix has been 70/30 on time spent idle/time spent doing something productive. That is to say, I’ve spent a lot of... Continue Reading →

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