It will truly be an privilege to represent my fellow Veterans and honor my Fallen Family by taking on this physically demanding endeavor… As I train, I think about the countless challenges that will surely arise throughout this journey and what it will take to power through them. Turning these feelings into fuel, emotion into momentum… Pouring my mind and body into something that will aggressively fight me back. I cannot wait. And I look forward to taking you all with me… 😉
I pushed really hard today, bringing my 10 mile time down to 33 min. The Music City Bikeway is a great way to build endurance and practice handling. So many hills – and some are pretty darn steep. I’m already thinking ahead to the fact that these hills are nothing compared to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Or the Rocky Mountains… But they will be gorgeous, and the beauty of nature will distract me from my discomforts, just as it always has. <3
Using your legs to power yourself across the U.S. is no vacation, lol. However, one thing I think will be great about cycling rather than driving is the speed. There’ll be a chance to soak in the surroundings and note the details.
The Natchez Trace is a 444-mile National Parkway that runs from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, TN, connecting the Cumberland and Mississippi Rivers. This weekend, I’m taking my Kona Sutra out to the Natchez Trace Parkway. I will ride 50 miles on Saturday. Time for a real test. Wish me luck. 😉
I’m making and selling custom paracord bracelets to fund my journey.
Purchase Your Bracelet Here
// NOTHING FOLLOWS //