Hello! I live at 7,000 feet in the mountain biking (and climbing and ultra running) mecca of Flagstaff, Arizona. This blog is about designing a lifestyle around all things bicycle related–from bike racing and bikepacking to bike commuting and bike partying (yes, this is a thing). I hope to someday power my house with a bike.

Costumes + Bikes + Beer = Bike Party

I’m in the process of breaking into the pro ultra endurance mountain bike scene. I love 100-mile races with lots and lots of climbing! This blog is also intended to document that journey.

When I’m not on my bike I teach classes in writing and rhetoric at Northern Arizona University. I also dabble in ultra running, climbing, and canyoneering. I love all human-powered, non-motorized activities.

Published Essays

“Roundabout the Ratcage.” Yemassee Journal (22.1). Spring 2015.

“Whiptail Utopia.” 34th Parallel Magazine. May 2014.

“Transported by Morels.” Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. May 2011.

“Once upon a Mine: a Ghost Town Booms Again.” Read it Here: News, Culture,Outdoors. December 2007.

“Eagles Plight: Can Arizona’s desert nesting Bald Eagles Survive Removal from the Endangered Species List?” Read It Here: News, Culture, Outdoors. January 2007.

“Discarded Bullets Endangering Condors.” Read it Here: News, Culture, Outdoors. February 2007.