I grew up racing mountain bikes with Team Decker (Dad and brother Chris) from the age of nine. Ran XC and track in high school, earning a scholarship at University of Portland, where I ran for four years (specializing in XC and Steeplechase) and earned a BS in Criminal Justice. Hung up the shoes in 1997 and began racing bikes in earnest that summer for the Mrazek/Deschutes Brewery team out of Bend. Shattered my back in 2000, healed for a year, made the Worlds team in 2002, and signed with Giant that fall. 2011 is my 9th year with Giant and my 10th year as a pro. I race everything from Super D to road stage races. I also enjoy the occasional rally car race. I still live in Bend Oregon, near my co-driver, Adam Craig, and more importantly, even closer to several burrito shops and brewpubs.
If you can’t see it, you’re on it.
At the 2007 MTB season opening Sea Otter Classic, my teammate, Adam Craig was interviewed for a piece in the free daily newspaper handed out at the gates of the festival. Adam was a fresh face at the front of World Cup XC races at the time and the article, … Continue reading →
Posted: December 29, 2016, 11:37 pm
The last time I won a UCI cyclocross race, Richard Nixon was in office. Well, maybe it wasn’t quite that long ago, but there have been at least a couple of US Presidents since my winning streak at Starcrossed came to an end. Cyclocross is about momentum in so many … Continue reading →
Posted: November 1, 2016, 6:57 pm
I’m shivering and sweating and occasionally vomiting at a Holiday Inn in Solvang, California. Since I can’t cease any of these three things I can’t really begin to sleep, so I have an entire night to ponder: was “rare” the wrong answer when our waiter asked how I wanted my … Continue reading →
Posted: July 30, 2016, 6:28 am