“The mountains are calling and I must go.” This quote by John Muir has resonated with me for a while now and has really grown to mean a lot more in the past few years. I grew up going to the U.S. Rocky Mountains for winter vacation with my family, but the true beauty of […]

Hey guys, it’s September 21 (queue earth wind and fire at every tailgate today) and it’s been a bit since I’ve posted. re: surgery My recovery has been slow but steady, relatively painful, but thus far successful. Only time will tell if my compartment syndrome will return, but regardless it shouldn’t affect my ability to […]

I picked up my bike today… her name is Harper. It is difficult for me to fully explain why Harper McGarr had such a lasting impact on my life as a child (and even now, as an adult?!), but I think most of it can be attributed to her kindness, humor, and grace, even in the […]

Well, folks, it’s October 7th, and today was the day! All 80 of us received our routes and were sorted into Sierra, Rockies, and Ozarks. The verdict is that I’m headed home. I’ll go through Oklahoma and Kansas (neither of which I’ve been to), then onto Colorado. I haven’t stepped foot in Colorado since my […]

Well today was one of those hard days. Just being able to stand up in front of 80 people, telling them my story and letting them hear my pain, is a huge change for me. If you knew me in high school, weakness was not something I liked to show. I hated emotions and being vulnerable. Telling my story today was like picking a scab and exposing the raw skin: ugly, unpolished, and a bit embarrassing.

Day 7: 7 June 2019 Beaumont, TX —> Lake Charles, LA [SAG] Today was our first border crossing and my first day on SAG for the summer ride. SAG is a whole other experience than cycling. I can say very honestly that I was stressed about doing the best I could for my teammates. Debleena […]

Hey guys!   So, I made a lot of ambitious promises about updating on the progress of T4K throughout the summer, and I kept about 0 of them. I’m really sorry for my radio silence during the summer, and after, and there were definitely times during the summer where I tried to sit down and […]

Why does it seem like a dream? The green trees lacing the mountain side; the clear turquoise channel flowing alongside the road; the mountains soaring upwards reaching to the sky. Was it a dream? It seems like a dream. Less than 48 hours before this was written, I was on the bike. At the time […]

It’s Saturday the 20th of July, and on Monday the 15th, I had a relatively barbaric surgery on my legs. Why, you ask? To fix chronic exertional compartment syndrome, a condition I developed because of my unique combination of skiing and running through high school. My legs are now almost entirely green with bruising, but […]

This is really happening. I applied to be part of Texas 4000 in September/October 2017, was accepted in November 2017, and in January 2018 the preparation for this summer ride began. It’s been a 20-month journey to get here today. Day 0: 31 May 2019 Austin, TX —> Lampasas, TX [73 miles] “If you want […]