Thank You Ride #16: Over the Mountain

In a previous thank you ride, I tried cycling from San Francisco to South San Francisco around the western slopes of San Bruno Mountain instead of Visitacion Valley and then along the Bay, and discovered that the other side of the mountain route was much more pleasant and only marginally more difficult. What’s the next step? Over the mountain, of course!

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Thank You Ride #15: the Layers

I was thinking about the layers and fabrics on my afternoon bike ride last Sunday. As I ride a little bit further, explore a little bit more, that’s as if I am knitting up a different internal version of the area, little by little, bit by bit. And I discover and experience different layers.

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Thank You Ride #14: the Cyclist Sees Her Shadow

Last week, I set a little personal record in my training for AIDS LifeCycle, a 545 mile ride from SF to LA, June 2-8 2019. I rode to work and back three times, making it over 60 miles in 5 work days. Two of those days I didn’t feel that great, so just got the miles in. The last of those three rides was a delight and it is dedicated to my friend Terry from Toastmasters.

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Thank You Ride #13: Different Bodies of Water

Several recent rides I wrote about to thank my AIDS Life Cycle sponsors had a lot of San Francisco Bay in them. For instance, #11 and #10. My ride last Sunday took me to different bodies of water. The ride was dedicated to another anonymous sponsor with whom we at some point shared a view of San Diego Bay. We also shared many delightful conversations, some of them of mystical nature.

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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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