From May 31st to June 6th, 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! Will you help me along this jouney. Will you support me by making a donation today?
This will be my first year on the AIDS Lifecycle ride. The is one of the biggest challanges that I have faced voluntarily. I am doing this to celebrate the first 59 years of this one life I have to live. I am doing this to challenge my body, test my spirit and to raise funds to help my brothers and sisters who are afflicted with AIDS.
I'm not sure what to expect but I've been told that this will be the experience of a lifetime. I look forward to meeting new friends and enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the Santa Cruz coastline, the Salinas Valley, the Central Coast, and Malibu. I'm also sure, there will be moments that can only be described as painful but what is life with out a little challenge.
A Little About The Ride
The route is as follows.
Day 1 - San Francisco to Santa Cruz - 82 Miles - along the California Coast
Day 2 - Santa Cruz to King City - 109 Miles - into the Solanas Valley with miles of flat farm roads and great tailwinds
Day 3 - King City to Paso Robles - 63 miles - over the hill thru Fort Hunter Ligget, and Camp Roberts in the heat
Day 4 - Paso Robles to Santa Maria - 91 Miles - over twin sisters back to the coast back to SLO and onto Santa Maria
Day 5 - Santa Maria to Lompoc - 50 Miles - Red dress day, more hills, cows, and past Lomboc Federal prision
Day 6 - Lompoc to Ventura - 88 Miles - Hills in the morning, back to the coast, and finally the road home (my bed)
Day 7 - Ventura to Los Angeles - 62 Miles - Rolling hills along the coast, the city traffic, and a finish line.
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