Alex became interested in adventure racing in 2000 when he was support crew for friends at a 36-hour race."The beauty of AR is that anything you can think of is probably good training," said Alex. His favorite forms of training include commuting to work, evening and weekend rides, orienteering, yoga, or by paddling on his trainer in his garage while listening to Star Trek. When he isn't adventure racing, Alex loves to hike or mountain bike-- finding his way with a compass, taking time to appreciate views, and having a picnic. These days he is really into gravel road group rides where riders stop for a beer half way. He also loves to cook and is often found trying out new mountain biking trails. He said that racing is how he likes to discover the world, make new friends, and discover more about himself. What is Alex's advice to new adventure racers? "Trust your compass."