Tell us a bit about your history on two wheels?
Motorbikes have been a predominate part of my life. I started riding when I was five, I raced a little bit of motocross in my teenage years and throughout my life I worked as a motorbike guide. In 2012 I rode my first downhill mountain bike and I haven't looked back since.Why did you start mountain biking and specifically DH?
I needed a new passion in my life, something exciting and challenging to stir things up. I've always loved going downhill fast on a moto so downhill mountain biking was the perfect sport for me.Why did you get into racing?
Ever since I was young I wanted to be an athlete and to be on the world stage. I love the buzz of competing. The first time I rode a downhill bike I knew I wanted to race it.After spending a season racing World Cups, what did you learn about racing?
A lot! There is much that goes into racing against the best in the world, not just being able to ride a bike fast. It's about knowing how hard to push, how fit and strong you need to be and perfecting your race craft. Downhill is as much mental as it physical.What are you going to do differently in your training in preparation for next season?
I have started to train earlier, a lot more bike riding to progress my skills and racing. Basically I am going to do it all differently and up the fun. I have a whole different view on racing coming into 2016 and I am excited.What is it like being a Kiwi female DH racer attempting to race the world cup circuit?
It's definitely had its ups and downs, nothing about being a female or being a kiwi though. It's been challenging being on the other side of the world learning a new sport and not really knowing anyone. But I have met some awesome people that have helped me immensely and now that my relationship with my bicycle is going strong I know it can only get better from here. What do you think about the state of female bike racing in New Zealand?
Female bike racing in New Zealand has a lot of potential. There are not many women out there racing but I feel we will see that change soon enough and then the progression of female downhill racers will grow rapidly.What is your favourite part about riding and racing DH?
The feeling I get from riding my bike is my favourite and progression is the most exciting for me right now.