Ben Goyette

PRO XC MOUNTAIN BIKER

Fast facts

Birthplace

Montreal, Canada

Birthday

2 Jun, 1980

Residence

Montreal, Canada

Bike of Choice

Scott Spark

@sachoben

  • I didn’t know this trail could be so much fun on the XC bike; now I always hit it on my way up.
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#kenterwhoops #lasucksforcycling #mtb #mountainbike #mountainbiking #mtblife #mtblifestyle #mountainbiker #ridemtb #mtbpage #singletrack #socaltrails #xc #xcmtb #mtbxc #cycling #santamonicamountains #losangeles #california
  • Our trails look pretty in January 😍 This is Farmers Ridge off Mulholland Dr near Sullivan Canyon.
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#mtb #mountainbike #mountainbiking #mtblife #mtblifestyle #mountainbiker #ridemtb #mtbpage #singletrack #socaltrails #xc #xcmtb #mtbxc #cycling #santamonicamountains #losangeles #california #lasucksforcycling #prettytrails #mulhollanddrive
  • Wow that’s lucky! I found my microSD card that I lost on the trail yesterday when I smashed my Cycliq camera into pieces. I realized at home that the card was missing. So I went back today to see if I could find it. But this is such a popular hiking trail on the weekend that I wasn’t expecting much. I’m stoked! 😊
  • Today I bumped into fellow XC racer @gregheidt on the trails. We had a blast ripping through backbone trail 🤘 
January has been so good to us this year with bike-perfect weather and prime trail conditions. 
Though it didn’t end well for my @cycliq rear camera 😬 If it slides down my seat post, the rear tire is able to smash the camera when my shock bottoms out; it’s what I learned today.
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#lasucksforcycling #mtb #mountainbike #mountainbiking #mtblife #mtblifestyle #mountainbiker #ridemtb #mtbpage #singletrack #socaltrails #xc #xcmtb #mtbxc #cycling #santamonicamountains #losangeles #california #xciscoming
  • Dodging foot traffic on Paseo Miramar Trail with @alex__gryts .
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#lasucksforcycling #cx #gravelbike #gravelride #cycling #losangeles #california #cycliq #fly12 #fly12ce #shotonthefly #ridesafe @cycliq
  • Gravel ride with @alex__gryts
  • That’s a slightly sketchy section of Backbone Trail 🙈
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#mtb #mountainbike #mountainbiking #mtblife #mtblifestyle #mountainbiker #ridemtb #mtbpage #singletrack #xc #xcmtb #mtbxc #cycling #backbonetrail #socaltrails #santamonicamountains #losangeles #california
  • 😣 So I’ll need to get a warranty replacement for my new GoPro. There’s the tiniest dust particle trapped inside the lens assembly. And with the new HERO8 model, the lens is factory sealed; so I can’t clean it myself. Oh well. I thought I was a terrible cameraman shooting with a dirty lens.
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#goprohero8 #mtb #mountainbike #mountainbiking #mtblife #mtblifestyle #mountainbiker #ridemtb #mtbpage #singletrack
#xcmtb #xcbike
  • XC and fish tacos 🌮😋
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"100% of the time spent on the road is recorded. The habit is as ingrained as wearing a helmet."

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Ben says:

Best advice received

Make your own luck by being consistent. Never give up.

Biggest career moment

Racing against Nino Schurter at Sea Otter Classic last year.

Favourite way to unwind

Recovery beer!

Preferred coffee

Espresso macchiato

Favourite climb

Mt Wilson Toll Road in LA + Cosmic Café at the top.

Pre race ritual

I try to arrive early to check the start of the other categories.