Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Training

Spring training. Game on!! I'm currently deciding on a training program prior to the trip. It'll probably include riding 5 days a week. The best thing? It gives me an excuse to ride my bike almost everyday after work. Ahhh.... it's like my own little stress ball. Now if I could just get the temperature over 45 degrees.

The Beginning....

Hello everyone!! I'm glad that you stopped by to pay my blog a visit as I begin yet another new journey in my life, Bike and Build 2009.

I imagine that most of you know me, but let me give a brief intro for those who don't. My name is David, I'm 25, and I'm often been referred to as a "wanderer." While I think I would prefer most people to call me "adventurous" instead, I still embrace it. I've been extremely blessed to have opportunities to meet incredible people and witness amazing sights as I've meandered throughout the world. For the last two years, I've worked for Habitat for Humanity New Castle County as as assistant project supervisor. I've managed volunteers, worked with future homeowners, and installed more sheets drywall than I'd like to count. Yet, the opportunity to be a part of something so much larger, greater, and more significant than myself has been one of the most enriching experiences that I will carry forever.

In the last three years, I've also gained a growing passion for cycling, along with its physical and therapeutic effects. While I've never been involved in a cross-country trip before, I've often dreamed of it.

Most of you already know about Bike and Build. A non-profit organization that leads several cross-country bike trips of each summer to raise awareness and money for affordable housing causes in the US. If you'd like more info, please visit www.bikeandbuild.org

Hmmm.... a cross-country bike trip to raise money for affordable housing and Habitat for Humanity? Could anyone have created a more perfect opportunity??!? "There is no way that you can NOT do it" was how one friend put it. I signed up, I'm in. Now, I'm so excited to use my passion for cycling to share my passion for affordable housing.

This blog is an opportunity to share my trip with everyone who supported me, whether financially or morally. Thank you everyone!! I'll be sharing pictures and stories throughout training and my 4,000 epic journey that begins on May 19. So, please stop by, enjoy, and leave a comment.

David Kozy