It’s been awhile since I’ve earned one of these! After three consecutive years taking the 7th place spot at the Elite National Championships, I finally achieved the coveted Top-5 finish on “the Big Day” for American cross country mountain biking. This year I set a new career-best – two top-5 finishes – 4th in the Elite Men’s Cross Country, and 5th in the Elite Men’s Short Track. I’ve been striving for this accomplishment for a long time, like nurturing and aging a fine wine, and finally cracking it open tastes soooooo good! Read More