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 #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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Thank You Ride #7: a San Francisco Loop

The training day on Saturday a week ago is dedicated to another person I know from yoga, Dan. And I rode with Dan! How neat is this?

I first met Dan at a yoga retreat. Or, to be precise, I first met Dan in front of the Cancun airport. There is a story that goes with that, but that’s not this story, so moving on 🙂

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Thank You Ride #5: Looking Toward East Bay While Tired

On Friday, I had a class to attend in the afternoon, so I took half a day off work and thought I might even ride to South San Francisco and back in the morning, since the sun would be up. I ended doing the “usual”, riding there all the way, riding back a small part of the way. Plus some 5 miles going to the studio and back in the afternoon, making it about 17.5 miles total for the day. This cycling day was dedicated to Kent, my friend from group of people with whom I sometimes plant trees in Oakland.

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