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This is my first long distance road bike event, but I’m no stranger to biking. I’ve been an avid biker for most of my life and I’m very excited to be riding for a great cause.
June 2nd - June 8th, over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies and Virtual Cyclists will be participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. This year, I’ll be one of them!
The services provided as a result of this event mean the world to those who receive them, and your support means the world to me.
We’re working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today?
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Okay, this is my first update. I've sent out a couple rounds of emails, to which friends have already started donating! Thank you!
My first training ride is tomorrow. Sarah and I are aiming for Tiburon. Our goal is to get in 1,000 miles each before the ride in June. We are going to keep the option open of ending tomorrow's ride a little early if our bodies start to speak up. I'm sure we will be able to make it, but if for some reason it's too much, Sausalito is a great place to get a sandwich...and a ferry ride back to SF.
I'm looking forward to the ride as I've not really spent much time riding road bikes. Biking in general has been one of my favorite hobbies throughout my life. I was even awarded a prize for my bike handling skills when I was in Boy Scouts. Yes that was a thing.
My favorite year of riding bikes was in Colorado. I had moved back home after graduating from college and I spent pretty much an entire year mountain biking the foothills, just outside of Golden. I was living on the other side of the mesa where Coors Brewing Co. was located. I could actually ride on top of the mesa and go by the beer factory and smell the scent of blanched grains. It was like sour oatmeal. The foliage on the hillside by the factory never turned green, but always remained a sickly yellow. I'm assuming all the steam coming out of the stacks was too jungly for the shrubs. Or they preferred Budweiser. Hard to tell.
Next update will be about how many sore muscles I have from our first ride!
by Kristian MacDonald on Thu, Dec 20, 2018 @ 10:09 AM