Cody Johnson, Kia Zomorrodi and Tyler Wait
“My name is Cody Johnson. I don’t use drugs or alcohol because biking gets me naturally high. My sport is downhill mountain bikes. It’s basically a time trail down a taped off mountain, and the person with the best time wins. I like downhill because its 98% mental and 2% physical. You can do your hours training; work at the gym and ride for 8 hours a week, but if you don’t have it down in your mind, your results will show, and when it comes to race day you’ll just mess yourself up. It is the type of sport where you can psyche yourself out. You have one run, everything comes down to the seconds, that is your bragging right.
For me mountain biking has kept me away from drugs and alcohol because being in a middle school where it is very prevalent, it gave me the chance to escape and just get away from everything. It’s not only healthy for me and my mom encouraged it, but it just made me feel good. You know going fast and the air blowing, seeing nature and this and that, it just keeps you going and makes you want to do it more and more and more. Drugs and alcohol just slows you down and makes you want to do it less.”