This year, a similar group as who I raced with for the Triple Bypass will be again raising money for T4 Global. This year we are targeting the Leadville 100 Mile Mountain Bike race, one of the most challenging mountain bike races in the world. Having raced a few shorter mountain bike races and several gravel grinders this seemed like a challenge that I couldn’t pass up. As the record holder for the Texas Time Trials 6 hour road ride, I also felt that this type of endurance cycling event was right up my ally in terms of my riding ability and interests. THIS WILL BE THE MOST CHALLENGING ATHLETIC ENDEAVOR I HAVE EVER ATTEMPTED!!!!
Why T4 Global?
If you have ever spent time training for an endurance event like a marathon or triathlon, you will understand that regularly spending 6 hours on a bike takes time away from your friends and family and is a huge commitment. As I have gotten older and matured I have come to the conclusion and personal conviction that exercising when done for only performance reasons and not general health reasons can become a selfless endeavor and can seem very unfulfilling after you cross the finish line.
This is why I have committed my future racing and training to raising money for various non profit organizations that I care about and bringing a greater purpose to my training and racing. I hope that you can understand my reasons for racing and for raising money for non profits and help me raise money for T4 Global.
About T4 Global
T4 Global holds a special place in my heart because they are helping to provide important information to those in developing countries in their own language through the use of iPods, tape recorders and other means. I personally know that I am an auditory learner and considering many of those in developing countries can’t read or write, hearing important information like AIDs or Ebola information or the Bible in their natural tongue makes a huge impact on their lives.
T4 Global facilitates transformational training among the poorest, hardest-to-reach communities in the world; people who are dying because they can’t, don’t or won’t read.
They introduce messages of help and hope through an oral and experiential learning process that is enhanced by technology. This learning process empowers and enables positive transformation: high impact, exponential individual and community transformation.