Energy and Intent

I became a vegetarian in high school, around the time I also began on the path towards being a professional athlete. For most of my cycling career in the '90's, being a vegetarian on the road in the US was a constant battle, but a win-able one, and one I was willing to fight. For most of that time, however, veganism seemed out of the question for me. It was hard enough finding suitable non-meat options while traveling with a team, so the idea of cutting out all dairy products as well was beyond my scope.