“Are you living the life you chose? Or are you living the life that chose you? (Jason Isbell)”
San Diego, CA
What inspired you to ride?
I started with my dad when I was 10 or 11, just riding for fun and enjoying the challenge of riding longer and longer distances.
Racing obstacle you overcame?
Compared to those a stones throw away from me my life's been relatively easy.
Favorite cheat meal?
I try to take moderation in moderation
Favorite healthy meal or snack?
I make my own granola with whole grains, nuts and seeds that's been lightly sweetened with honey or maple syrup. Fruit and plain yogurt along with a sprinkling of granola are my go to.
Tip for staying healthy?
Trying to get as much regular sleep as possible. I try to wake up without an alarm nearly every day.
What motivates you to ride?
I enjoy the process of training, but conversing and the surprise experiences that come with every ride are what makes being on the road every day something to look forward to.
Stories with Robin
Bassett climbs and sprints to Paris-Bourges podium
Carpenter’s reign continues in Belgium
Analyzing Carpenter’s blitz in Britain
Joyce sprints to fourth in elite company to close out Britain
A beautiful day to be blue in Britain
Carpenter wins Britain stage 2, seizes race lead
A North American’s guide to the Tour of Britain
Carpenter podiums French finale
Carpenter’s success at Unbound is about more than results
Q&A: Robin Carpenter prepares for Unbound Gravel