Rides a: “I would love to ride a Mooto X RSL mountain bike. A Psychlo X singlespeed for this upcoming CX season would be awesome. I currently ride a geared Moots Psychlo X RSL.”
Resides in: Los Angeles, California
Riding and race history: Josh re–discovered the bike after a collegiate soccer injury. Following his injury and rehab, he was a bike mechanic in college and rode mountain and road bikes regularly (raced sporadically). After graduation, he bike commuted and continued to ride mountain bikes for fun. A career change brought Josh from Colorado to Portland, Oregon, where he discovered cyclocross. While living in Oregon Josh raced about 50 times a year. He has since been transferred to Los Angeles for work, and continues to build his fitness and maintains his cycling enthusiasm on cyclocross, mountain, and road bikes. The year-round SoCal training weather makes it easy to ride.
Upcoming goals/race plans: Josh’s current goal includes qualifying for his mountain bike pro upgrade – with a 1st and 2nd Cat 1 finish so far this season (Harding TT – 1st, US Cup – Vail Lake Endurance Race – 2nd) he might be close. He is also focusing on a top 10 finish at the High Cascades 100 mountain bike race in Bend, OR in the Open/Pro division. This coming fall he wants to win the SoCal Cross Singlespeed A (Cat 1) series, do well in the A/Cat 1 category, and finish top 10 at the US CX Nationals (Boulder, CO) in his age group and singlespeed. Between road, mountain bike, and ‘cross races, he plans to compete in about 40-50 in 2013.
When not riding: Josh can be found building Lego’s (and riding bikes) with his 5 year-old. He also works full-time in the cyber security arena.
Why MOOTS: “Since working as a bike mechanic, I have long admired the workmanship and attention to detail in the frame design and welding craftsmanship. Being from Colorado, I have a “hometown” affinity for the product. Equally as important to me is the fact that MOOTS is a high-quality, Made in the USA product. The spartan elegance of a MOOTS frame says one thing – get on and ride!”