Who would you loved to have raced against or ridden with?
“I am lucky to have met a lot of my idols but am still amazed by Vouilloz and would love to learn to feel the ground and ride as smooth as him”.
What’s your opinion on E-Bikes?
“Amazing short term fun, but sketchy for the long run. Land permissions, derestricting bikes, scaring walkers, etc. Life’s pretty dam good as it is, so it would be a shame to jeopardise what we have got for some easy up hills”.
What’s your favourite wheel size?|
“650 Baeys , My 140mm Spectral with 650b is too much fun.”
What life lessons has mountain biking taught you?
“Everything I value really. A mild obsession since a young age has given me no choice. How to manage money, through doing seasons on a shoestring. The importance of stress relief through two wheels or sport in general.”
Who doesn’t get the credit they deserve in the industry?
Mechanics who work flat out through the night at races to have the bike spot on for race day.
What’s been the most questionable thing to come out of mountain biking?
“Ferg’s bum in The Dudes of Hazzard Movie.”
What’s been the best track you’ve ridden?
“Fujiton bike park, Japan. Such good dirt.”
How would you change World Cup downhill?
“More fresh cut tracks, allowing riders to assess changing conditions and the extra line choice that comes with it.”
What do you still want to achieve in mountain biking?
“On my day, when the stars line up, to win a EWS.”
What do you want to see more of from the Dirt website?
“Long pieces, so the fans like me can get stuck into some lengthy articles and gritty topics. And more epic fail videos.”
What do you hope the next 20 years brings for mountain biking?
“Huge exponential growth is very apparent where I am, and all coming from the kids, so that’s exciting times. I would love to see more and more people getting involved in the sport, while keeping a carefree grass roots style.
Passionate people are driving it, so I think its in safe hands. Also, maybe not too many e-bikes, we should make a rule, they’re allowed but have to have 70degree head angles.”