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After six years of competitive cross-country and track running, my body could no longer take the constant pounding, and I had to retire from running at the ripe old age of 19.
I needed a new sport, and a friend convinced me to try road biking. I bought my first road bike in college and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I fell in love with the freedom and ability to explore vast distances, the challenge of a good climb and the following descent as a reward for my efforts. I rode recreationally and bike commuted for 10 years before the competitive itch came back.
A riding buddy persuaded me to join his cyclocross team and after a ‘cross season full of mud, pain and fun—I wanted more. I dabbled in road, track and ‘cross racing for several years in Portland, Oregon before moving to Germany in 2018.
Now I just ride for pleasure and explore the beautiful (and safer) roads of Germany and Europe.