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Thanks to everyone for making this an amazing 50th year!
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We're on our way
The ride is over but the goodwill of the community goes on. I made it the whole way and gathered memories that I will cherish for the next 50 years! I really can't put the whole trip into words except to say that it was an amazing experience and one I hope some of you will take with me in the future.
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AIDS Lifecycle in the news
In the news today. Thanks so much to KSBY for bringing attention to our cause! And thanks to my good buddy Terry Comer for supporting me!
I've got a little cold but I am confident that I will be ready for the ride in 3 days. Nothing that a Zpack won't take care of! Luckily I can call in my own prescriptions.
Thanks to everyone who helped me get past $10,000!! I am grateful and humbled by everyone's support. When we all pull together we can do amazing things.
Smelling the roses
One of the best things about signing up for this ride is that it makes me get out and explore on my bike. It is wonderful. I smell the flowers, see animals that I would have missed if I were driving and I can watch the amazing views without worrying about crashing. The next best thing is getting home and eating!
One of the unexpected pleasures of training for the ride is the time spent alone on the bike. I am removed from the every day busy-ness of my life and have time to consider what sort of person I have become and have yet to be; what I have already accomplished and what challenges lie ahead. It is a true gift.
My grandpa, Roy Taylor, who recently passed away on Dec 1 at the age of 92 and who coached college sports for over 30 years is an inspiration for me. At the memorial service one person after another got up and stated that my grandpa not only made an impression on them but actually changed their lives. One of his favorite quotes was "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
I want to live a life that my grandpa would be proud of.
Born with HIV
I saw a patient today who was born with HIV to a mother who later died of AIDS. It makes me realize how far we have come in fighting this disease. With the treatments we have today there is no reason any baby should ever be born with this infection.