Boad grew up xc cycling with his Dad in Columbus, Ohio. Upon moving to Orange County, CA he discovered mountain biking and has been hooked ever since. He'll typically ride three or five days a week year round and feels guilty going home unless he has climbed at least 2,000 feet. Boad played college football and rides likes a linebacker, punishing both gear and body. Boad lives and plays with his wife and four kids in Laguna Niguel, CA.