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Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. I sincerely hope you will read my story and then donate.
From June 1-7, 2014, I'm bicycling in AIDS/LifeCycle. It's a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a world of difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS.
The ride was formerly known as the AIDSRide and started in 1994. In 2002 it became the AIDS/LifeCycle ride.
Since 1994 I've said to myself every year that someday I was going to take part in the ride. Well... 2014 is my year!
I'm very excited and scared, I've always loved riding my bicycle, but strictly as a commuter. I never went on a ride longer than 10 miles. So to think about doing 545 miles in 7 days is a little bit daunting. But with your support I feel up to the challenge!!
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I'm riding not only for my friends, Michael; KS Kim; Rio and Roger, who lost their lives to AIDS and those who live with HIV, but for all who have been affected. I ride in the hope we can end this horrible disease that knows no boundaries, affecting people worldwide regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation.
So how can you help? The best way is to make a donation and help me reach exceed blow the doors off of my fundraising goal. Your donation is tax deductible and you can donate now in 2013 and again in 2014. (see what I did there?) I hope you will dig deep in your pocket, but if you can only spare $1,000,000 I'll take that too. No amount is too small.
Help me support AIDS/LifeCycle by giving what you can. We'll keep riding until AIDS and HIV are a thing of the past. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!
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My Personal Web Log
Two more training rides to go...
Wow, I can't believe there are only two more training rides before we set out on our epic journey. Next Sat May 17th we will ride our first 'century' ride over 100 miles from Davis, CA through Winters, Woodland and back to Davis. Then we ride again on Sunday, the infamous 'Around the Mountain' ride of 65 miles from Winters, climbing up to Monticello Dam, then south to Fairfield and back Winters.
I'll still be riding solo on my daily commutes through the end of the month and plan to do a ride on my own the weekend of May 24th.
The week before ALC is a week of rest and final preparation, getting last minute supplies, sunscreen, camping gear, etc.
I was very doubtful in Jan/Feb when I was having knee problems that I would be able to participate. Luckily I finally figured out that new pedal might help and they were magic. Night and day. Now? I think I have this.
Thanks to everyone who has helped me raise funds and support me through your encouragement. I am so very humbled.
Finally - a special thank you to Mooney. I couldn't do this without you.
I completed a 'Metric Century' (100km+)
So on Saturday our ALC training group consisting of TRLs (training ride leaders) Craig, Bear and Jon along with riders Nick, Jonah and myself rode 67.4 miles around the Sacramento delta area in the rain to complete my longest ride to date! I can't tell you how miserable it was but... I persevered with the encouragement of the group and we all made it safely back to the starting point. I'm feeling so much more confident that just maybe I can actually do this!
So... the 'training to train' season is over and now we are in official 'training' mode. For example we have a 55 mile ride tomorrow with hills and a 64 mile ride (a metric century at 100k).
I had some knee problems crop up in December and think I have that solved. Luckily I had time to get it fixed rather than it happening right before the ride!
My thanks to everyone for their support, it means the world to me and the world to everyone who lives with HIV in their lives.
1st Official ALC Training Ride... DONE!
All right! Knocked out my very first ALC training ride yesterday (9/22/2013). It was a 39 mile ride from the Presidio over the Golden Gate bridge to Tiburon and back. I felt really good except for that last (stupid) hill out of Sausalito, that was a killer. But I finished strong and was very proud of myself!! If you are reading this page and haven't donated yet I hope you will consider helping me reach my goal and help people living with HIV/AIDS. Thank you!
I can't believe I'm almost to 50% of my goal. Thank you so much to everyone. I've been busy 'training to train' trying to do a weekly 30-50 mile ride. The 1st 'official' training ride is this weekend (Sun Sep 22nd) originating from the Presidio in SF to Tiburon and back. Can't wait!!!!
...as I began to seriously think about making the commitment to ride, I knew the first thing I would need was a new bike. The old (18+ years) Specialized RockHopper just wasn't going to cut it. So... when Mike's Bikes had their annual MEGA sale, I took my first step and purchased my first road bike, a Raleigh Revenio Carbon 1.0 on April 23, 2013. Since then I have ridden 286.86 miles or 52% of the ALC 545 miles. Oh sure that was spread over 32 rides but its a start!