Rob Britton is one of the strongest riders in the domestic U.S. scene, with wins at the Tour of the Gila and top finishes at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and Tour of Utah. Britton, 32, is also a cycling survivor, whose career has been on the brink of disaster on several occasions. How has Britton survived in the topsy-turvy domestic cycling scene? How close did he come to quitting cycling to work at Canada’s version of REI (hint: really close)? And what advice does Britton have for up-and-coming racers hoping to make a career in the USA?