This’ll be my first rodeo at BC Bike Race… its legendary, and I’m so psyched to be a part of it. I’m not totally sure what to expect, I’ve never done any stage racing, and only a little bit of Marathon stuff, so this is going to be a total trip, and experience I’m really excited about. It’s going to be new, refreshing and cool to be a part of this community. This is the kind of riding that I’ve grown used to over the past year living in Bellingham, and spending time up in Vancouver on the North Shore. Its inspiring, super fun, technical riding. I love it! I’ll be on Focus’s new O1E full-suspension race rig, which has so far been the most fun, confidence inspiring, reactive, and balanced XC bike I’ve ever ridden. I think it’ll handle this terrain really well. The new XT Di2 is just so cool! I love the XTR Di2 for World Cups, the shifting is always just perfect, no matter the conditions. But I think the XT is absolutely going to be the ticket for BC Bike Race. Having a bigger gear range over longer days and more varied terrain will be clutch, especially as we get deeper into the week. I ride XT brakes on my trail bike at home, and I know they will be perfect for the longer descents. I’m really confident in the setup I’m setting out on this journey with, it should be an incredible week!