Chauncy “Faceplate” Cone has been in the dirt and on the bike since he was a kid. Long before mountain biking was a thing, he was riding his ten-speed off road. He then took to BMX and spent countless hours building dirt jumps with the neighborhood kids throughout his summers in Virginia. Following that, there was a long hiatus off the bike until he took up mountain biking in 2004. Instantly, he was hooked. Within a year, he was entered into his first race, Four Hours of Plattekill, and by the end of the same season finished his first Wilderness 101 and Vermont 50. While he began as an endurance racer, family and other commitments have forced him to compete in more XC events as of late. In terms of current skills, he is downhill proficient, but vertically challenged and is looking forward to working on his climbing strength this season.