Another year starts with higher aspirations than ever before..
Dearest Donor- Thank you for your time to read about the adventure of a lifetime. I am rider number 2010, or simply known as Kris. This is my third time as a rider in the AIDS LifeCycle after being a five time roadie volunteer. I can truly testify to the fact that indeed the experience of AIDS LifeCycle is a life-altering experience for all to enjoy.
I am a rider who trains and rides very avidly during the year. It certainly showed in the completion of 355 miles in 2017 on a carbon fibered road bike as to the 291 miles I conquered on a aluminum framed mountain bike in 2016.
But the story should not be about the bike or the rider, but about the cause of why I have chosen to ride once again. It is to save lives affected by AIDS and making sure there is a cure in our lifetimes.
Yes, I’m riding my bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Some 2,500 other bicycle riders, plus a support staff of some 600 other volunteer non-riders, are doing this adventure. I’m hoping that in my lifetime AIDS/HIV can be something that is in the past and not threatening millions of people as it is now. If you can help me out please do so. I so could use some help here. If you can please make a donation big or small to this cause of mine. Thank you ever so much.
To be able to ride the 545
In time's June with fellow superheroes
Gives living a much needed worthy jive
In a world full of fear and gloomy glows
The AIDS LIFECYCLE is a Love Bubble
That shall be maintained every single day
For the emotions exclude true trouble
And all is accepted with kindness' ray
So for the third straight year in my lifetime
I shall join the Love Bubble on a bike
And with an omen as sweet as penned rhyme
As my rider number will make love spike
I am rider twenty-ten, which is rad
As it symbolizes the greatest year
As a baseball fan for I was so glad
As the San Francisco Giants brought cheer
Yep, 2010 was the first of three wins
In the World Series for my hometown team
Now I shall ride with those digits and grins
Through every mile with bravery's sweat steam
From San Francisco to Los Angeles
On a bicycle for support of good
Makes the first week of June such a clear lens
Of opportunity to slay pain’s mood
Celebrating the openhearted omen of my rider number for the Love Bubble is quite worthy
While anticipating the next first week of June fulfills my one body and soul with heartfelt beauty
Thanks again for your time and kindness.