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 […]

During our second skills clinic in September, I ended up falling of the bike and busting my ass… literally, I dislocated my coccyx. I haven’t ridden since then. This week I am finally cleared to get back on the bike and hopefully have my own skills clinic with alum. (I feel like the kid on […]

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 […]

Many of my teammates have had the “it’s becoming real” feeling in the past months. Whether it was our team venturing out to Clark Field for 6 AM Saturday morning workouts, getting our bicycles from Bicycle World, navigating the IM Fields and the Shoal Creek Route for the first time on our bikes, or receiving […]

After two and a half months of contemplating a name for my bike, I’ve finally come across the perfect one. Like many people, I grew up watching Star Wars from the original trilogy to the later prequels. I remember my first experience with this saga and how it evoked a sense of reality in my […]

I have a theory about New Year’s Resolutions and why people often find them so hard to keep. When many people look at the new year, they believe that who they were before no longer matters. Just as a snake sheds its skin, the person’s flaws and failures are left behind in the previous year. […]

[Written December 18th] Yesterday I did something I’ve wanted to do for ages: bike from my dad’s house to my mom’s house. Since I’ve never owned a car, I’ve always humored the idea of biking from one to the other instead. Until now, it had always seemed infeasible: I didn’t feel safe biking alone and […]

[Written on December 4th] I don’t mind biking in the cold. After a few layers and a few miles of biking, my only complaint tends to be a runny nose. I also don’t mind biking in the rain. In fact, after sweating a good amount, the rain can feel quite nice. Combine the two together, […]