I grew up racing mountain bikes with Team Decker (Dad and brother Chris) from the age of nine. Ran XC and track in highschool, 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.