Jimmy 2018

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer


Jimmy Kalavritinos


Alter ego:    LEONIDAS

Leonidas was the very real Spartan king who led his warriors to battle against a mighty enemy. Leonidas of Sparta was a selfless warrior-hero, a strategist king and fearless commander and remains a model of heroism after the great battle at Thermopylae, which took place in the year 480 BC. His leadership and courage helped to change the course of history.

The Spartans are renowned to this day for their expert fighting skills and warrior prowess. Only the strong survived in the disciplined Spartan armies. Trained only for battle, a young soldier knew but one home – his barracks, one family – his unit. Physical training was the chief occupation, and each man’s day was spent in exercise or on the drill-ground.

ID300 warrior:

Jimmy, who is also our actual red blooded Spartan by his DNA heritage, began our Ride movement by participating each year since the event launched in 2009. He is our veteran rider and a dedicated leader, especially when we ride. He will sacrifice a speedy ride to make sure his teammates are riding well with a combination of encouragement and challenge to get us to ride better and stronger each time. Intense Defense 300 has come to believe that he IS King Leonidas, who played such a significant role in ancient history resulting in the eventual defeat of a powerful enemy. The enemy that Jimmy is targeting now is cancer.

The 2018 Ride will be his 10th event and his dedication grows stronger. Leading us in our energetic and committed training with just the right amount of encouragement that we need, we are each becoming better, stronger riders and taking on the challenge to play our own noteworthy victorious role in this quest.

Please encourage Jimmy with your generous donation to help him reach and surpass his fundraising goal.