I taught myself to ride a bike when I was 3 years old. Ever since, the bike and I have been inseparable. I’ve raced World Cups and World Championships, traveled to far flung regions of the globe, and explored my own backyard, all due to the power of the bike. I’ve been riding and racing with the Kona squad since 2003, and each and every year is the best one yet.
RIDER NEWSMORE FROM THE COG
DATE OF BIRTH11/15/1981
RIDING WITH KONA SINCE2003
KONAS IN YOUR QUIVERHonzo CR, Hei Hei CR, Process 153 29 CR, Super Jake, Libre DL
WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
I grew up in the mountains of Oregon and now live on the beach in California.
DO YOUR BIKES REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL SETUP TRICKS TO MAKE THEM “JUST RIGHT”?
All my bikes have super-secret additions and modifications, and super wide handlebars because I am an ape-like human.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON?
Embarking on new adventures and finding out what this new “gravel” racing is all about.
WHO IS THE CYCLIST YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?
Kris Sneddon, because he always gives 100 percent no matter what.
WHERE WAS THE BEST PLACE YOU RODE IN 2019?
My favorite bike ride in 2019 was discovering the Cascade Crest trail system with a whole crew of fun riders from California and Canada.
IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ONE PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
WHAT ACTOR/ACTRESS WOULD PORTRAY YOU IN A MOVIE?
Matt Damon in a wig
HOW WOULD YOUR MOTHER DESCRIBE YOU IN JUST THREE WORDS?
tall. dark. handsome.
FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2019
Watching Becca crush it at CX nationals.
Would you rather spend money or save money?
Spend it. Experiences are better than dollars.
Would you rather drive a car or a pick-up?
Pickup. So I can pick stuff up.
Would you rather watch a comedy or a horror movie?
Comedy Horror, because I’m bad at making decisions.
Would you rather be unable to use search engines or unable to use social media?
Social media is a waste of time. At least with search engines you can find answers to all life's questions.
Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?
Early. I don’t like wasting people’s time.