On Watermelon Candies
I interviewed Elyse Bejasa about her experience in the industry, during the scholarship, and how that affected her life after she returned to Dashing Bicycles in New Orleans to put her new skills to use. Bejasa currently races for Urban South Racing p/b Rouler and collaborated with NOLA Cx creating a new cross event called BAWSECross that focuses on skillbuilding and inclusion of all groups of people, explicitly inviting those new to the sport.
Whenever I feel down, like the industry is not for us, [when] people don't appreciate the hard work, I think about my classmates and how they really lifted me up and made me want to keep keepin' on.
The people I met, the relationships we built, they made me realize that there's so much work to do but there are so many great people out there doing it.