Phillip started mountain bike racing in 1994 and helped invent his very own racing category - Clydesdale. California's state championship series has had the category since 1995. Clydesdale racers have to be at least 200 pounds. Phillip won the state championship in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 2001. In 2005 Phillip participated in his first Race Across America (RAAM), arguably the world's toughest bicycle race. His 4-man relay team finished 3rd overall in 2005, and his 2-man team finished 2nd overall in 2007. He believes ElyteSport was an integral part of his race hydration and supplementation plan.