After a decade in the World Tour, I've struck off on my own, jumping off the smooth tarmac to seek adventures on the less-trafficked route. I've aligned myself with partners who don't just share a space on my jersey, but enjoy collaboration and share my ethos. Going fast counts, training for a goal is rewarding, and racing is competition... but it can never come at the cost of sharing in the enjoyment of epic days on our bikes.
Gravel isn't just a surface, it's a lifestyle. These cycling events value the festival as much as the course. They're run in the "marathon format" of pro and age-groupers all competing together on the same course. That shared experience is powerful. It's no wonder Gravel is booming! These off-road adventures became my greener pasture; a place where I could race and compete, but also enjoy the camaraderie and community of our 2-wheeled tribe. An exciting discipline that values inclusivity, humanity, and an entrepreneurial mindset.
Join me in the Privateer movement
Follow your heart.
Balance stories vs glories.
Plant your own flag.
Pursue all the funs.
Let's shred off-road, and toast the adventure afterwards, together.