In the process of my kit’s creation, I decided that I wanted it to encompass everything that I love about mountain biking.
I hoped that would not only put a smile on my face when I zipped it up before taking off on a ride, but that it would motivate me and do the same for others.
The past two race seasons have provided me with countless learning opportunities, demonstrating to me the immense value and importance of the “process”. This has adjusted my perspective of my pursuit as an athlete and I find myself being absolutely thrilled every single day, ride, and workout. My passion for the sport continues to flourish as I work to become the best I can be, on and off the bike.
To represent how I have found appreciation for the journey, I want to use a figure that has always attracted my attention: the mountain goat. I am in awe of its adventurous and courageous spirit and the features that it symbolizes have been the essential ingredients for my love of the process. These features include inspiration, challenge, and joy, all of which have been embodied in this amazing kit created by Garneau.
There are a few different elements of inspiration that make me antsy to get on my bike, to train, and to explore; being inspired by others, being inspired by moments, and hoping to someday be an inspiration to others. The Clif Pro Team inspires me, mountain goats inspire me, and quotes inspire me. I am inspired by being outdoors, the environment, and facing the elements. By finding inspiration in many things, I can aspire to be my best every day and help others in their pursuits as well. It is through inspiration that we can find the motivation we need to tackle the challenges that will lie in the road ahead.