Hello everyone! My name is Joshua, recently I began a series of adventures in cycling and bought my first road bike about 5 months ago. Throughout our lives we all become accustomed to our standard of living, we all start to take things for granted may it be friends, family or even just the day to day grind that we all experience. For awhile now I have been a firm believer in placing yourself in scenarios that are physically and mentally difficult and demanding to overcome for an extended period of time. With this you learn that sleep is not always an option, you may not know the next time you have water or food, you may be sore and your joints may ache, you may be lost and alone but ultimately you must continue on. It is until after all is said and done you are brought down a peg or two and become so thankful for what you have been given, something as simple as a glass of water or hearing the voice of a loved one again. Having struggled with some pretty bad depression for quite some time I needed to find answers to some very basic questions, questions we have all asked ourselves at some point in time. Giving back to those that have given us Americans so much to be grateful for is something that gives me purpose. With that said I have witnessed first hand just how much help the Navy SEAL Foundation has delivered to individuals who have sacrificed for our country, may it be a limb or their very last breath, the Navy SEAL Foundation has played a huge role in the recovery of wounded warriors. Once the dust settles a family whom goes without a father, brother or a son still exist and this foundation also helps the family’s throughout the grieving process and to recover from their loss. In conclusion I will be departing from Coronado California April 28th at 3 A.M. and making my way north to the Los Angeles area until I have reached my hundred mile mark, I will then turn around and make my way back to San Diego. I hope to complete the ride in under 15 hours. In the cycling world 200 miles may not be a huge amount but as I said I am fairly new to cycling so it will not be a breeze. I hope that this ride prepares me mentally and physically for future rides to help causes similar to this one. Thank you very much for your time and any help that you can provide me in supporting this cause!