I got into cycling in 2009 as a way to get into shape and train for riding STP in a day. It never happened, however, as I found myself lacking motivation and an official registration. In 2010, determined to meet my goal, I trained hard and completed all of the local charity rides including completing my first STP in 12hrs. I was completely hooked in cycling. Wanting to challenge myself even more, I decided to give racing a shot and raced as as Cat5 in 2011. I got my ass completely handed to me, but continued to race and have fun! Racing has allowed me to meet a lot of good people who motivate me to ride harder and faster. Going into 2012, I’ll be upgrading to Cat4 and looking to continue improving in all aspects. I hope to one day “crush souls” like the Goat!