My entire Texas 4000 journey thus far has been centered on the pillar of hope. I applied to Texas 4000 to bring hope to my family when we found out my dad’s cancer had spread to his brain. When I made the 2019 team, my dad’s eyes filled with tears and he said with a […]

Okay guys, I have something to tell you, but you have to promise you won’t tell anyone. Okay? Okay. I hate hills. Okay, wait, I take that back. I don’t hate hills, but I strongly dislike them. I get this stomach churning, knot tying feeling in the pit of my stomach every time I approach […]

A few minutes after the clock struck midnight on the first day of the new year, it hit me. 2019 had officially arrived, and that meant that it was officially our ride year. My emotions hit me during the following days, oscillating in waves of nervousness and excitement. As my team gathered on our first […]

By now, I’ve gotten pretty used to cycling. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not second nature yet, and I still have room for improvement. But, yeah, I’m not half-bad. The rides have become predictable, almost comforting in a sense: I’m used to waking up at 5:30, meeting my friends on the corner of the block, […]

It’s been over a year since we started our journey in this organization. All of last year, I begged for time to speed up. I wanted to get my jersey, get my bike, find out my route, start riding, a whole lot of monuments I wanted to happen right away. The problem with that is […]

11/10-11/11 Training camp was definitely an unforgettable experience. The team met up at a very quaint, cute town, Fayetteville, TX at 7am Saturday morning. We split up into 2 groups, and half of the team went on a ride, while the other half went through stations learning about emergency stopping, pacing, and being comfortable going […]

To anyone else, today was normal; the day would have probably started a bit after 9:00 am– 11:00 am if they had gone out the night before. They would’ve probably showered, freshened up, and cooked some breakfast. Maybe today they would’ve cleaned their apartment; maybe today they would’ve worked on some homework; maybe today they […]