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 […]

With less than 90 days left until we leave for Alaska, it’s hard to ignore how quickly June 2nd is coming up! At the same time, it is also amazing to see how quickly our team is working to put the entire ride together: planning and finalizing the routes we will take, polishing up the […]

 “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 […]

There are some days on the bike where everything goes right and I feel as though I am ready to bike to Alaska tomorrow. Then there are some days where everything goes wrong and I think that I am way too in over my head or that I have bitten off more than I can […]

Today I woke up at 4:45AM to pick up four teammates and head down to the mile 5 water station of the Austin Marathon. It was somewhere between too warm and too cold and humid. A hundred riders from both the 2017 and 2018 joined forces to support the runners as they ran the half […]

My grandpa once built a house. In true British spirit, he gave it a name. Some of my earliest and sweetest memories are in The Spinney, four thousand miles away from my own home, where I felt so small and warm and loved. There was a glass garden room with wooden ducks, hundreds of books and big green chairs […]

They say if you do anything for 10,000 hours, you will become an expert. Now, technically with training and the summer ride we won’t quite log that many hours on the bike, but we will still spend a lot of time on our saddles and by the time we roll into anchorage we will all […]