Matt grew up racing BMX and has raced everything on two-wheels since, now-a-days preferring mountain bikes.
Q. Where did you learn your love of bikes?
A. First bike at age 3, first BMX race at 9, first road bike at 20, first mountain bike at 21
Q. How many bikes do you have?
Cross bike - Trek Crockett
Mountain bike - Trek Fuel EX 9.8
Hardtail bike - Specialized Crave SL
BMX Bike - Stolen Sinner
Town Bike - Rattle Can Special with 3 coats of clear.
Running shoes - Inov8 TrailRoc
Q. What is your favorite local trail?
A. Frontside up - I love the hardness of pedaling, The Dude Abides/North Backbone/Rusty Lung - the best link up descent down.
Q. What is your favorite trail outside of Salida?
A. Syllamore Trails Green Trail. Great views, great tech features.
Q. What is your favorite post-ride food?
A. Black bean puree dip made from the following recipe:
3 tbsp butter, melted
1/3 white onion - cooked translucent
1 can black beans - added after onions cook. Bring to a boil. Blend. Season to taste. Enjoy.