Thank You Ride #12: All Things

I signed up for AIDS LifeCycle, a 545 mile ride from SF to LA June 2-8 2019, because it sounded like an overall neat accomplishment for a lifetime: worthwhile cause, challenging but achievable, cool route to take, a pretext to develop skills and attitude I wanted anyway. Of course, it would have been naïve to assume that would be smooth riding all the time.

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Thank You Ride #11: Joy

On Thursday, I rode to work and back, and on the way back I took a detour along the Bay side edge of the East Side of South San Francisco instead of cutting across. I call this post “Joy”, because that was delightful, especially the detour. I also call it “Joy”, because this ride was dedicated to my friend Joy, one of the sponsors of my participation in AIDS LifeCycle. AIDS LifeCycle is a 545 mile ride from SF to LA, June 2-8 2019. You can read more about why I dedicate rides to my sponsors here and have a ride dedicated to you here. Or just keep reading.

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Thank You Ride #10. Paradise Loop

Even though I took my “free time” writing and other composing elsewhere for a few weeks (three speeches, three homework assignments, sequencing for my yoga classes… but who’s counting), the training for AIDS LifeCycle has been happening! It’s just that I didn’t make much time for pictures or writing about it.

The thank you rides are definitely not cancelled (you can read more about the idea here)! On the President’s day, I went for a ride with my friend Laura and ended up riding 50 miles. This ride was dedicated to one of my anonymous sponsors who is a talented candid portrait photographer. The day delivered excellent views for me to photograph in honor of this generous supporter! 

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Thank You Ride #9: South San Francisco Industrial Complex Architecture Tour

As my regular readers now, I am currently in training for AIDS LifeCycle, a 545 mile bike ride from SF to LA that takes place June 2-8, 2019. The preparation for the ride includes not only getting into appropriate physical shape, but also raising funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

So many of my friends and acquaintances supported me so far (here) that I am almost halfway through the minimum fundraising goal (which is $3K) and well on the way toward my personal goal ($5K). About a month ago I started dedicating my training rides to these sponsors, to thank them, and to share experience with them.

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Thank You Ride #8: Team Tango Rides the Iron Horse Trail

This Monday’s training ride in preparation for AIDS LifeCycle, a 545 mile bike ride from SF to LA that takes place June 2-8, 2019, is dedicated to my tango friend Mary, who generously supported not only my participation, but also that of our other tango friends! (In a previous post, I tell more about my participation in AIDS LifeCycle and the thank you rides.)

Of course today was dedicated to Mary, because the entire Team Tango (it’s a semi-official team, we tango people have occasional commitment issues) plus a couple other tango dancers went on this ride together. Mary’s support went a long way today.

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