UPDATE, 22 October 2008

David and Chiva are taking a break from the Tour de Dog but are sure to plan another ride in the near future. A sincere thank you to all of you who helped David and Chiva in countless ways. The Tour de Dog would not be possible without your support. THANK YOU!

View a Photo Documentary of Tour de Dog by Jason Houge

Tour de Dog is past states: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, and New York.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

David Sylvester meets David Sylvester

One of the most inspirational and remarkable individuals I have ever met is a man that just happens to have my exact same name, David Sylvester. I had the privilege of meeting David in-person for the first time on my way to New York City and immensely enjoyed hearing and learning from his experiences not only as a long distance cyclist but more importantly as a man who betters the world.

David is straight up a giant and fun loving person that has been through more than almost all of us could ever imagine. His accomplishments are numerous and his stories fascinate beyond belief. Saying David has gone above and beyond with both his cycling and society contribution efforts is a tremendous understatement, and he is far from being done. If I were the author of a dictionary, I would most certainly include a picture of David next to the words "will" and "passion."

What impresses me most with the other David Sylvester is his ability to stay determined, focused and true to himself. He realizes that every minute in his life is invaluable, and therefore he does not squander a moment. He has envisioned who he wants to be and not scared to go out of his comfort zone to make it happen. Even without the help of any sponsors and being very close to completely broke, David continues to walk the walk. He is an inspiration that serves as a reminder for me to never give up as I continue with my true passion: Tour de Dog.

In closing I tell you this David: I am honored to share your name. Thank you for all that you have done and let's continue to represent for David Sylvester. I look forward to riding with you one day in the near future.

The Canine David Sylvester

PS: David also loves dogs and enjoyed meeting Chiva


Anonymous said...

Crazy! Gotta love that. Can't wait to hear more stories.


Anonymous said...

great post


Gemini Babe said...

Two inspiring and amazing guys!!!

lil m