Hi, I’m Benjamin. I’m a Type 1 Diabetic and an avid cyclist. I started racing cross-country mountain bikes in 2017 and really enjoyed it, so for this year I’m planning on going heavy on the XC MTB racing during the summer. I’ll mostly be concentrating on the Mid-Atlantic Super Series races in the PA/NJ area, but I’m making plans to head to New England for a few of the Bubba Burger Trophy Series (formerly Kenda Cup East) races too, so I’m looking forward to experiencing that area of the country for the first time. I’ll still be racing cyclocross in the fall this year as well, although maybe not as many as the 15+ races I’ve done the last few CX seasons.
Also in 2017, I traveled to Kansas to do the Dirty Kanza 200, which is a 200-mile gravel race, with one of my teammates. Although we didn’t meet our goal of finishing before sunset, we did both finish and scored that as a big personal win, since this was our first attempt at any ultra-endurance event. It was a great experience, and I learned that I’m certainly not cut out to be an ultra-endurance athlete, but I definitely don’t regret anything about doing it!
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