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 […]

What a month. We kicked off October with a route reveal.. and drum roll please.. I am proud to say that I will be riding along the Ozarks route with 27 other fabulous men and women at UT. Below is a pic of the Ozarks crew and also one of the whole team. P.s. The […]

September buzzed right on by! We are already in the sixth week of classes this fall. I’m so thankful to be a part of this community. The energy and drive of my teammates is inspiring. Today, our routes were announced! I’m part of team Ozarks! I’m super excited to be making this journey with these […]

Take a pristine sheet of printer paper, shiny and uncreased, and on it drop a single speck of ink, no larger than the period at the end of this sentence. Now look. Try as you might, you can’t seem to look at anything but that little, black dot. It doesn’t matter how perfect and clean […]

Had a fantastic day yesterday preparing for and volunteering at the 2018 Tribute Gala at the Hyatt Regency Austin. We welcomed home the 2018 riders and celebrated Texas 4000’s 15th year of being the organization that shares hope, charity, and knowledge to those across North America. It was a great way to kick off the semester and […]

Hello All, I am sitting here in my college house, 12 days since crossing the finish line in Anchorage, Alaska. I’m all moved back in, and soon enough the busyness of school and normal life will pick up. I thought if I let some time pass by before writing this, some great truths about myself […]

Day 49: Burns Lake to Smithers, BC, 89 miles We awoke to an amazing breakfast complete with hash browns this morning. We said farewell to our memorable hosts in a teary ride dedication circle and headed to Smithers. The rain and cold started off bad and honestly just got worse throughout the day. We couldn’t […]

It is Day 55/70 – only 15 more days left until Anchorage! CANADA! It’s been a Canadream! It’s wild to me how the longer we have been on the road, the more beautiful the sights have been. After the unexpected beauty of Montana lakes and trees, we ventured into the vast canola fields of Alberta, […]

This past month has been much different than the first few weeks of the ride. After Colorado, we crossed into Utah, where we had our first camping night in Dinosaur National Monument. Another highlight in UT was Provo, where we got to discuss Mormonism and other faiths with our hosts. From there, we traveled into […]