Thursday, April 15, 2010

I believe introductions are in order.

About me:
My name is John and I have been an avid cyclist for a few years now. I am in no way a lycra freak but I do fancy myself quite the commuter. Bikes I currently own include a Trek mountain bike, a tandem (for a personal project of mine,) and a Surly Long Haul Trucker. The latter is the bike I will be using on my summer-long cycling tour. I would also like a dedicated commuter and a road bike. 5 bikes, that all I need, then I shall be happy.

The ride:
This summer I will embark on a road-trip across America in order to realize a personal dream. I will depart San Antonio, Texas and ride to Boston Massachusetts and back. In an effort to truly test my physical abilities I am giving myself a 3 month deadline.

The fundraiser:
One day I was talking to a friend about the ride and he asked, "Why would anyone want to do something like that?" I quickly answered, "It's about freedom. The freedom to do whatever you want and to go wherever you want." However, this freedom is not without cost. After talking with some family, I decided to use this ride celebrating my freedom as a way to say "Thank you," to those that help preserve that freedom, our United States Armed Forces.

During this ride I will attempt to raise awareness and raise funds for the Fisher House Organization. For those that are not familiar with this organization I will include a link at the bottom of this post, as well as a video.

If you would like to follow me along this trip, please continue to visit this blog.

If vlogs are more to your liking, you can see them on Youtube

You can also follow me on Twitter for various updates.

If you would like to donate, here is your chance.

For information about Fisher House, click here or watch the video below.


  1. Best of luck to you! =D My aunt is a hardcore cyclist and has done bike rides for charity, I'll forward some links to her and see if she's interested in donating.

  2. Thank you, sorry for the late reply. I have been very busy with work, school and planning.

    I think once I hit the road I will be blogging more.

  3. As a full-time college student that also works...I understand completely!!

  4. John you Rock!! I just love your focus and perserverance our prayers are with you ... Mijo we are so proud of you!!