Where did you find your start? Following my father to races when I was young I finally talked him into getting me a bike and letting me race in the local races around south Canterbury in NZ.
Biggest-littlest achievement- What did you win when you were younger that really got you hooked on racing? I guess winning my first national title, the Under 17 New Zealand time trial made me realize I had some potential and made me hungry for more success.
Favorite race? Tour of Southland. I've always had a fascination with it since racing it for the first time when I was 16. I was finally able to win the overall in 2009, after 10 attempts! Most years the weather turns terrible for the week of the race with cold, wind, rain and even snow sometimes, making it a really hard week where any day can be decisive. But the friendliness, heart and support from the people and community down there make the weather a little more bearable.
Favorite ride? Any country roads back home in New Zealand on a rare day with no wind.
Favorite food to eat after a ride? I'm a big cereal fan, normally home made. (Cereal and Belgium beer, racing in Belgium's turned me into a bit of a beer snob.)
First bike? A $100 old bike made into a fixed wheel I raced and trained on on the road for many years until it was finally far to small for me.
Future goals? Win as much as I can, keep learning, teach and help other riders on the team with my knowledge and lead by example.
What are you riding and why? I rode the SL3 in 2011 and loved it so in 2012 the SL4 was a logical choice.
Favorite Specialized product? SL3 frame set, it's the complete package (although I'm sure this will change to the SL4 after this season).
anything else you'd like to add.. After many years racing round the world I'm very happy to finally be riding on specialized equipment, so far all bikes and equipment I've used I've loved, and I'm normally pretty fussy.