Hero Spotlight: Odis Franklin

Odis is the HUB leader and founder of the West Texas VA HUB. Odis has attended many Challenge Rides along with the HUB leaders training course in San Diego in 2012. Odis is always on the lookout for the next adventure and the next ride. If you follow the West Texas VA HUB facebook page, you will see the HUB members many adventures. From the yearly Hell Week in Fredricksburg, TX, to Hotter than Hell 100, to No Country for Old Men, to bike packing 500 miles in New Mexico, off-road! Odis has a long standing weekly ride schedule on Tuesday and Thursday evening where he has partnered with the local cycling club. 

How long have you been involved with Project Hero?
I have been riding with Project Hero for 8 years
How did you get introduced to Project Hero?
Another veteran, Richard Arthur introduced me to what was then Ride2Recovery.

What has Project Hero Helped you do?
PH has given me purpose to help other veterans heal, lose weight, stay healthy over the years. 
What are your goals for the West Texas VA HUB for 2019? : I recently got back from a 500+ mile, off-road, fully self-supported, bikepacking trip the fellow HUB member John Carter and another friend from west Texas. This 9-day trip was a huge success for us and we would like to introduce more of our veterans to this type of cycling experice. We would like to start planning on a 3-day event for the near future.

Any words of wisdom for your fellow Veterans?
Keep riding, stay positive, and be there for each other, always! 

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