Thanks for being a part of my first Ride!
On June 4th, I'll be setting out from San Francisco on my Giordano Libero with over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies and Virtual Cyclists. Six days later we will arrive in Los Angeles. This is AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride that happens every year in order to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
I've never done a bike ride like this before. All of my cycling experience has been on mountain bikes, so this year has been a crash course in road cycling. (Poor choice of words there.) It's been a lot of fun and I've met many, many friendly cyclists along the way. I never thought I'd be able to ride a 100-mile day, and now I can.
This Ride transforms lives. It's already transformed my life, and it hasn't even happened yet! Be part of the change by donating to my page today!
AIDS/Lifecycle benefits the LA LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. These organizations provide services and treatment to those living with HIV and AIDS. They also provide education, treatment, and prevention services to the communities they serve. All of these services are made possible by your donation. I am honored to be a part of AIDS/Lifecycle because I know the good it does. You can be a part of AIDS/Lifecycle too, by sharing your good wishes and your support. I'll be posting about my progress periodically so I hope you will follow along here or on Facebook and Instagram!
My Personal Web Log
Whoa, it's been a while!
Physically, I feel good about where my training is at. I've gotten to enjoy climbing (though the 20 miles of climbing I did this past Sunday was perhaps a bit much) and 50-60 miles of flat riding seems to be no problem. I'm overjoyed at being so close to my $5000 final goal. I am sure that I will make that goal by June 1st if you kind people keep those donations rolling in!
If I can figure out how to get the damn mail merge function working in Microsoft Word, I will get to send a personal postcard from the road to every single donor who helped out. Every single one. This goal is actually more important to me than seeing my number hit $5000. All of you who have donated to AIDS/Lifecycle are as much a part of the Ride as the cyclists, roadies, and the crazy cast of characters in the pit stops and on the roadsides of the route. Sending a personal message to all of you from the road is something I've wanted to do since early in the training, and I'm glad the technology exists to make this happen!
by Ed Anolin on Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 11:01 AM
Paul Hulse...my first Century Ride!
I can't believe I rode the whole thing. On Saturday, I rode in the annual Paul Hulse Century Ride from Santa Clarita to Ventura and back. It was tough, I can't lie. About 20 miles from the finish I felt like I might bonk but it was a mental thing. I'm familiar with that mental game from my long-distance hiking adventures and I know you just have to stay in the moment and crank out the miles, so that's what I did. And then BOOM, my teammates and I were at the finish!
We had Japanese food after. And it wasn't even my idea.
by Ed Anolin on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 @ 5:13 PM