my Dimond mounted up on the Matchrider[Every race is a special opportunity and one that wouldn't be available without the incredible support of the companies and people that support me. I don't often partner someone new, and when I do, it's always the result of a lot of time on both sides making sure it's … Continue reading Introducing the Matchrider
it's by no means perfect, but it helps tell the story...I wrote a long post in 2015 about my preparation for IMTX. At the time, I think I was trying to reassure myself, since when I wrote it, I was at the beginning of what turned out to be a pretty bad downward spiral. I … Continue reading The Road To The Woodlands. Redux.
There will be far fewer grievances with some of these gifts wrapped up at the base of your festivus pole...So I decided to follow my good friend Herbert Krabel's lead and make a holiday gift guide. These are all of my favorite products from my sponsors. When I had a mental tie on a favorite, … Continue reading Rappstar’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
My motley crew...The incredible Dave Mirra and his wife Lauren have started a combination social media movement and webshop called #BeADadNotAFad. It's an amazing project that injects a little positivity daily into my life. My friend Nate is about to become a father for the first time, and he sent me a list of questions … Continue reading Being A Dad (Not A Fad)
My wife sent me a link to a blog post written by Kendra Goffredo. It's the follow-up to a discussion that she had with Andrew Messick, CEO of WTC (Ironman). At the end of their conversation, Andrew asked Kendra why she raced as a pro, and - as she was pondering her answer - suggested, "it's … Continue reading Why I "Pro"
At the start of The Big Loop, this tree reminds me.Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made. - Immanuel Kant (as translated by Isaiah Berlin)First off, before I get into the heavy writing, there's been some chatter about my run-in with a jet ski at the start of Ironman … Continue reading Crooked Timber
Happy Mothers' Day to Jessie ClarkI'm sure some of you were beginning to wonder what ever happened with the 4 C's Dimond giveaway. Honestly, there were times when I wondered about it too, because giving a bike away gets harder every time I do it. It becomes even worse when I'm training a lot, and … Continue reading Put A Ring On It
it's by no means perfect, but it helps tell the story..."How much do you train?" This is a common question for, I think, most pros. Simon Whitfield gave me the best answer to this question, "As much as possible." The key, then, is simply (or not so simply, as the case may be) in defining … Continue reading The Road To The Woodlands
4 C's of Dimond Giveaway: C-Charity, C-Commitment, C-Confidence, & C-ChampionsTime for an update on the Dimond giveaway, which has a new name thanks to Josh G., who happens to be an Iowa native, just like Dimond. Josh was the lucky recipient of some small swag as a thanks for coming up with the best name for … Continue reading 4 C’s of DIMOND Giveaway: C-Charity, C-Commitment, C-Confidence, & C-Champions
Your new bike. (Sort of...)First thing, if anyone comes up with something as clever as "Shiv-away Giveaway" using the word "Dimond" (rhymes with diamond), you get a huge thank you (and maybe a present).Okay, so you may remember that for (roughly) the past two years, I've given away my race bike at the end of … Continue reading Beam YOU Up Scotty!