October 3, 2017 Cruise

This last week, I started my day how I usually do, by checking Facebook’s “On This Day” feature, which allows you to see things that you’ve done in past years on the same day. I came across some photos from the 2013 Guiyang Internatinoal MTB Invitational Race, which I was…

May 10, 2017 Cruise

I recently had an opportunity to go race in Korea as an invitational international athlete for the 2017 SPYDER BUKAK CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP, which was held in Seoul, Korea. My friend Derek (right in the above picture) lives in Korea and is actively involved in the cycling racing community. When he…

March 25, 2017 Cruise

Jiufen VLOG Jiufen BLOG In day 10 of my Taiwan Trip, my friend Natalie and I went to visit Jiufen, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Northern Taiwan. From Taipei, it only takes about an hour and a half by train and bus, and is definitely…

March 23, 2017 Cruise

Watch the VLOG for “Walking Around Taipei’s Attractions” Taiwan Cycling Trip – Day 8, a non-romantic Valentine’s Day Or read the full story here It was no ordinary Tuesday morning in Taipei. Today was Valentine’s day! Luckily, I had my good friend Natalie to keep me company. She first joined…

March 20, 2017 Cruise

Video for hiking Elephant Mountain Watch the VLOG for hiking Elephant Mountain Day 7 of Taiwan Cycling Trip My good friend, Natalie, arrived in Taipei after flying from America, and for our first day together we decided to hike the popular Elephant Mountain. My new friend, Zack, whom I met…

January 30, 2017 Cruise

東海シクロクロス 第6戦 愛知牧場 – C1 4位 Racing around the Christmas and New Years holidays is always very difficult for me since I tend to lose control of myself and stuff myself with lots of delicious food rather than train and maintain a proper diet. I still had one last race of this…

December 19, 2016 Cruise

東海シクロクロス 第4戦 各務ヶ原アウトドアフィールド C1 At last, after finally getting my upgrade from my win in the last Tokai CX race, I have my C1 (cat-1) debut race here in Japan! My broken thumb was starting to heal, and I have been able to train more lately, so I was feeling good…

December 5, 2016 Cruise

2016 東海シクロクロス 第3戦 平田 優勝 After finishing in 2nd place in the Cat-2 race for the last two races in the Tokai CX series, and only the winner being able to upgrade to cat-1, I was hungry for redemption and victory. Today’s race was at Hirata riverside plaza, which is a venue I…

December 3, 2016 Cruise

Before I talk about my new State Bicycle Undefeated II, here is some quick background information.. Track cycling played a really big part in developing my cycling racing career. I grew up with a velodrome very close by to my house, it it became one of my first entry points…

November 20, 2016 Cruise

Korankei 香嵐渓 is a valley in Toyota, Japan (near Nagoya), and is one of center-Japan’s most popular viewing spots for Autumn leaves. There is actually a word for viewing the changing of the leaves in Japanese, called kouyou (紅葉). Here is a shot of the main river from the main…

November 7, 2016 Cruise

東海シクロクロス 第2戦 ワイルドネイチャープラザ A couple of weeks ago I had a really bad crash while training, and that really set me back both physically and mentally. My biggest injury was a broken thumb, which didn’t mean I couldn’t train, but I simply lost all of my motivation to train and…