46 year old poly-athlete that has been racing and living life to the fullest since the escape from the womb! I always dreamed of racing motocross when I was a child but growing up in a low income family made that very difficult.
I started washing dishes at age 11 and after several years, along with loving parents that helped me save a little extra, we were able to build a decent racing ATV. By the age of 14 in 1988, I was on the starting line at the Southwick MX338 motocross track and I instantly felt that deep, burning passion awake in me! Yeah, I crashed in that first race, lol but whatever…I knew where I belonged.
When ATV racing had a popularity decline in the early 90’s, that was the time of the mountain bike boom and I bought a purple & orange Scott hardtail MTB and loved it. From there I went in heavy with the cycling industry as a racer and a shop employee. Semi-factory rides with Mongoose, Cannondale and Specialized during the downhill emergence of the mid-to-late 90’s.
I came out of ATV retirement in 2000 when that industry boomed again and did that until early 2016 when I made the choice to concentrate fully on multi-sport, kayak and adventure races and am currently heavy with that.