No such thing as spare time.
No such thing as free time.
No such thing as down time.
All you got is life time.
My name is George. I'm a simple person. I care about three things as a hierarchal structure under which falls everything else that is important to me.
I care about helping people. I think this is what defines a purpose for continuing my existence. Personally, I find it’s a waste to live a life without contributing to the empowerment of others (and consequently to myself). This improves me as a human.
I care about cycling. I’m not a fanatic I just love riding. In fact, I think ‘cycling culture” or whatever is kind of embarrassing in many ways while simultaneously creating opportunities for people to be their best. Bu But I’ll pedal all day. I like the way it makes me feel. I like the lines I see on my body when I’m naked. I like the way it keeps me outside, even in the dead of winter, and lets me appreciate the beauty of things I’d otherwise miss; water rushing over rocks…deer grazing and gracefully darting off into woods…details of color in flora come spring and falling leaves in autumn.
In my pursuit of balancing the things I care about most I came across an opportunity that's going to have me riding from San Francisco to Washington DC (March 2019) as an effort to get funding to Greek athletes competing in the 2020 Olympic games. It was just an idea that came up while drinking Cretan moonshine with my best friend as we talked about the economic crisis in Greece, but I shared the idea with people who are much more influential and smarter than I, and they thought it was a good one. Things started falling into place; people wanted to be involved and show support. And I thought, “Ok if people are this supportive of athletes...who aren't starving or dying, imagine what else I could ride for (hence, rideforyou). And so I decided to just make my own nonprofit company that's going to revolve around organizing charity bike rides to benefit any number of different causes.
This blaaaauuuuug, or whatever you want to call it, is going to tell the story of how I got here, the rides I’m going on (serious stuff; not a couple of laps around the neighborhood), and the projects I’m focusing on. If any of this appeals to you or or you want to keep in touch, you can keep coming back here or follow me on instagram at @thekarmidance I'm also on twitter, but that's more the political stuff.