A few days ago, I made my way to get a haircut. As I was sitting in the waiting area, I couldn’t help but over hear a man and the hairdresser chatting about what brought the man to Austin. He mentioned the words, “I am on a cross-country bike ride from San Diego to St. […]

Last Saturday (Day -62), I talked about the LBJ ride from the perspective of a rider. Today, however, I would like to talk about it from the perspective of a volunteer. One year ago, I was just beginning my Texas 4000 experience. At the time, the prospect of cycling seemed far away; my mind was […]

It’s a question that I’ve been asked since the beginning: why? Why do this epic 4000-mile voyage instead of finding some other means to raise money for cancer? Every rider has a different perspective on this conundrum, but I thought that I would share mine. To put it in short, I see Texas 4000’s ride […]

When I first joined Texas 4000, I wasn’t too sure how I would feel about volunteering. I knew it was certainly a good thing, but I didn’t know if I would truly enjoy it. One year and many, many volunteering events later, I can say that it gives me a sense of fulfillment. Thus, when […]

Recently, I started volunteering at the Dell Survivor Challenge. The Survivor Challenge is a group of children and their families who meet weekly to train for a 5k run. The extraordinary part of the Survivor Challenge is that all of the children participating have battled cancer! Some of the kids are now cancer-free while others […]

Today’s ride- https://www.strava.com/activities/914537768 Today marks 70 days until we leave for Alaska, the same amount of time the journey will last. To get into the habit of journaling over the summer, I’ve decided to write a new entry every day. These entries could be funny stories, new experiences, or just my thoughts in general. Today’s entry […]

If day one was trial by rain (which I, thankfully, was not forced to ride through), day two was trial by wind. Funnily enough, this trial began before I got on the bike. Each time I woke during the middle of the night (about once every hour- I’m not too used to sleeping on hard […]

SAG is an acronym you hear all the time in cycling, but pretty much no where else. This is unfortunate because what SAG does is integral for success, especially for biking 4000 miles. But what is SAG? SAG stands for Support And Gear, a condensed way of saying they are the ones who provide snacks, […]

I had a dream the other night that I was biking to Alaska with some of my best friends. In the summer of 2018 this dream will become a reality. As you may know, I am a member of the 2018 Texas4000 team at the University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 2004, the Texas4000 […]

 “This is crazy” I said to myself as I raced to sign up to volunteer at a water station for runners during the Austin Marathon. (For a change, no pun intended. I’m serious. The spots filled before the sign-up was available…) As I mentioned in my first post, Texas 4000 members are required to serve a […]