Before we start, I want to be clear with what I'm all about and where I come from.
I've never won a race and I don't cycle 30 miles per hour, though I have major respect for people who have done both.
Growing up in Eastern Washington, I didn't play a single sport when almost everyone else did. I was the arts and craft kid. As my friends competed in swim team and track, I watched from the sidelines telling myself I was not an athlete. Fear created my content, not my dreams. I defined myself by the story I was telling myself.
However, I have been on a vision quest to re-create myself...and so do others. After years of making excuses, in 2015 I signed up for my first AIDS/Lifecycle, trained, completed EVERY INCH of the 545 miles and was a TOP FUNDRAISER. Since then, I've rode thousands of miles and ran hundreds more. Most importantly, I love this shit. I love the sweat. I relish the moment when "can't" becomes "can". The endorphins we gain from exercise cannot be bought at Whole Foods, a juice shop or Sono Bello. The confidence that cycling and running unlock comes with a high that is earned, not given. I know that life. I'm about that life. I want to share it with you.
May 31st - June 6th 2020, over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies and Virtual Cyclists will participate 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. Again, I’ll be one of them! Let's unlock that passion once again through movement, mindfulness and by doing epic shit. My lessons from four years of a life lived in sweat are laden with nothing but the possibility for you to come along with me. Welcome to the party where we'll discover how to test the limits of potential. All you need is to donate and a heavy dose of swagger. I'll take care of the rest. The revolution will be delicious. Can you taste it?