Mountain Biker Nathan Collier
Episode 6 features an interview with Nathan Collier, a member of Honey Stinger’s in-house Mountain Bike Team. Nathan shares how he first started in the sport and how it’s ultimately a race against yourself.
Nathan Collier, an endurance mountain-bike racer and member of the Honey Stinger/Bontrager Team, tells host David Wiley that he never thought about becoming a competitive mountain-biker when he was younger. He randomly stumbled upon the sport after his brother stole and rode his bike in a race. Later, Nathan rode the same bike in the same race winning the Novice category. In 2014, Nathan moved to Colorado to compete in the Pro mountain bike category.
Today, Nathan continues to train, usually towing his 4-year-old son, Nolan behind him. While he insists that being father makes him a better athlete, Nathan talks openly about the difficulties of balancing being a father and competing at a high level. He offers great advice for juggling work, family, training and competing and other demands of a modern athletic life.
Endurance mountain bike races are typically anywhere from 50 to 100 miles. They are not to be confused with “enduro” which are mountain-bike races where only the descents are timed. In endurance racing, the clock is running the entire time. It takes competitive rides like Nathan 6 to 8 hours to finish.
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