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. This is my website. A little bit about me: 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. But in its pure form, it creates opportunities for people to be their best. Personally, 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. Since moving to Greece, the views are much different than those back in the DC area where I grew up, and I'd say that my appreciation for the things I see has grown a lot more. There's history here...ancient, Byzantine, World War history, and more recently civil war history that still has an impact on modern Greek society.
I care about nature...being outside and enjoying that which I think provides a wealth that matters.
In my pursuit of balancing the things I care about most I came across an opportunity that had me ride from San Francisco to Washington DC (March 2019) as an effort to get funding to Greek athletes competing in the 2020 Olympic games. Of course the pandemic delayed those games, but that's besides the point. 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. In addition, I'm putting a big focus on the cycling tourism opportunities that exist in Greece.
On this site, you can navigate between the different projects that Ride For You has put together, as well as the blog which is meant to provide information about rides, as well as an account of various experiences I've had along the way.