Macky hails from Taos, NM where he spent his teenage years riding into the mountains and ricocheting down loose rocky trails wearing only spandex for protection. At eighteen he won Semi-Pro Short Track National Championships and shortly afterwards got his Pro upgrade. For the next couple of years he tried to balance racing and attending Middlebury College in Vermont and graduated in 2011 with Departmental Honors in Computer Science.
In the last couple of years, Macky has become more involved in Super D and Enduro while continuing to pursue his dream of representing the USA at the 2016 Olympics in Cross Country (XCO). In 2012, he finished 4th at Downieville All-Mountain World Championships, 3rd at Super D National Championships, 2nd at Single Speed World Championships and won the inaugural Single Speed Stage Race World Championships. In 2013, he plans to race a full Cross Country and Enduro schedule including stops at numerous World Cups, the majority of the Big Mountain Enduro and Pro XCT series, multiple World Championships and at least one of the Enduro World Series races.
"Into Enduro" will be dedicated to all things Enduro. Macky will be discussing the who, what, why and how of Enduro mountain biking as well as equipment choice, what races to attend, training for Enduros and why you'll love it.
For more info about Macky or to get in touch with him:
Website - www.mackyfranklin.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/mackyfranklin