Texas Hill Country
Plano, Texas, United States
Nov 26, 2019
I'm an under-sized, un-athletic guy who likes to run and bike long distances. Despite a history of problems with my heart, kidneys, asthma, and anemia, I've always loved getting outside and moving around. Halfway through college, I took up long-distance running and discovered bike touring.
Since then, I've gone on self-supported bike tours in 16 countries, logged roughly 6,000 km of backpacking, and set course records in six marathons and three ultramarathons. Currently, I'm a high school math teacher in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
In 2017, I rode a bike from Land's End Park in San Francisco to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, symbolically halfway across the country, then turned south and pedaled home to Texas. This summer, the plan is to finish the coast-to-coast bike tour by riding to Acadia National Park in Maine.
Last time around, I had so much fun on the Katy Trail in Missouri that I've decided to resume the ride in Kansas City and ride the Katy Trail all over again. This year, my dad will join me for that leg of the journey.