When was your first Gravel Worlds? – My first was back in 2009 when it was “just” The Good Life Gravel Adventure.
What was the biggest hurdle/most difficult challenge? – That year, the Nebraska headwinds and heat, along with deep sand in many parts of the course made for a difficult race.
What was your highest Gravel Worlds moment? – I’m never fast enough to be in the hunt for a jersey, but I was really satisfied with being able to lead some big trains of riders into the strong headwinds we had in 2016.
What is your favorite Gravel Worlds story? – In 2013, riding on Mill Road, I blew out a tire bead 75 miles into the race. My shortcut back through Lincoln used up both of my spare tubes. I walked 2 miles to the bar in Emerald where I sheepishly called race control who sent Joe Fox out to pick me up. Always have support with you.
How did you feel when you finished? – I always feel great finishing any GW. The cheers from spectators and racers, plus the opportunity for telling stories and catching up with friends makes it a great experience.
In one phrase, what is Gravel Worlds to you? – A Family Reunion.