Hey there – I’m Alder and this is my first time writing to you. Most of you probably don’t know me so let’s start with a quick introduction:
I began riding at 12 with Chad as my coach. I finished last in my first race (it was a Cat 5 race), crashed in the second but quickly fell in love with the rush of riding my bike fast. After 15 years of racing, 8 of them as a professional, I developed a burning love to ride my bike. And while I don’t ride nearly as much anymore (my Strava weekly average hoovers around 1-2 rides a week) every time I return to the saddle, I end up with a huge grin on my face, the satisfying motion of pushing a big gear, and the thought why don’t I get out and ride more often?!