This morning is a good morning. As I sit here at Starbucks, catching up on the phone w my mom back in the HEAT of Texas, having some coffee, fixing to pick up a new friend, and thinking about the Brentwood State Crit Champs today...I AM THANKFUL!!! I am thankful for the wonderful family I up and left behind in Dallas. They have supported me through the hard times I have had over the past 8 months here in Cali. Not supported me financially, which makes this all that much more worthwhile and sweat to see what I have and will create for myself here. My mom, Lisa who loves me conditionally and is always there to talk to. My dad, Mike who I would say got me in to cycling as he races mountain bikes back in Texas. I remember when I would ride consistently for a while and build some fitness and have no problem keeping up with him. Then I'd take time away from riding and be a crazy kid, drinking and partying. When I would get back on the bike and couldn't keep up with him...it drove me crazy!!! I hated it! One of these days soon where ever I am at...I will win a State Champion Ship jersey and give it to my dad so he can wear it as he does his riding with his buddies back home. And my brother Brandon, who is a mechanic at Richardson Bike Mart in Dallas, he is that fun loving joker, always joking and getting himself into something crazy. His latest venture is coming up in Aug in Texas.