IMy interest in road biking first began after finding an abandoned old road bike in a parking lot. A week had passed without the bike being touched so I brought it home, only to find out I must return it to the police station. 6 months later, without anyone claiming the bike, I received it, riding the heavy steel thing up whatever steep hill I could find in the Oakland Hills. One day while riding, I met another rider who told me about Tieni Duro Junior Cycling. That summer I joined the team.
For the past three years, I have had the opportunity to have some incredible experiences through this team. By competing with teammates in Death Valley, racing in Washington, and learning important lessons in both cycling and in life, I have improved as a person on and off the bike. I'm happy to be part of such a team and look forward to one more year.