Who’s behind XXC Magazine?
XXC Magazine is published by me (Jason Mahokey). I have have been riding mountain bikes for over 15 years and racing them unsuccessfully for about 12. I worked a graphics job in the newspaper industry for about 16 years until an opportunity presented itself to jump off a sinking ship (or at least a ship I wanted to jump off of).
Before the “oh shit!” feeling of leaving a long time job and steady pay check even wore off, I upped the feeling by starting XXC Magazine in 2009.
In my racing and riding I almost always suffer like a dog (see photo) in an attempt to get a mid pack at best finish. I am also the sort that slows down during a race not just to dry heave on the side of the trail, but also to soak in a view and remind myself of why I love racing and riding my bike. I guess that is sort of what XXC Magazine is- A way to show readers that endurance racing is more than just a race or just a long ride. It is the best way I know to share all the things that make our sport so great.
In the fall of 2010 my wife got a new job (one of us has to have a real job I suppose) that had my family and I moving from Southwestern PA to Central Michigan. Here I continue to enjoy the suffering that comes from racing my bike, riding endless miles of dirt and gravel roads, small town life with my wife and son, and fine Michigan brewed craft beer.
To view my race history and low lights click [HERE].
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