Road racer who won the 2011 Tour of California. He also won the USA Cycling National Racing points titles three straight years from 2002 to 2004.
He turned professional in 1995, when he signed with PAA-NutraFig.
In 2010, while racing for Team RadioShack, he won the Tour of the Basque County.
He was born in Okinawa, Japan, but was raised in Bend, Oregon.
He was affectionately called "The Redneck" by teammate Lance Armstrong.