At the age of 32, a friend suggested,  “sit in the nude & stare into a mirror.”  So, I did. And after staring (for 10 minutes) at my face, arms, stomach, eyes, feet and legs, I realized the mirror reflection did not match up with the words pouring out of my mouth.

So, I put down the cocaine; stopped hanging out at “The Endup”; quit drowning in vanity; and became a positive addition to humanity by participating in California AIDS Ride #2 in support of the efforts of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The 545 mile bike experience changed my life while assisting in relieving the suffering of others.

Presently, 20 years later, I am very “proud” of my personal life changes.  From a cocaine addict to a road cyclist to a yoga teacher to a marathon runner. It all began with that first 545 mile, 7 day bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

One step at a time .. . . . And one hell of a journey . . . .

On 04 June 2017,  I will bike among 2,500 other cyclist in the largest AIDS Fundraising Bike Event in the world!

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike event from San Francisco to Los Angeles.  It’s a life-changing bike ride [not a race] through some of California’s most beautiful countryside.

ALC is co-produced by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center  & the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and is designed to advance their shared interest to end the AIDS pandemic.

Each year I have enjoyed raising well over my $3,000.00 per cyclist minimum to participate. However, after 20 years of community service, this year will mark my last and final 545 mile, 7 day bike trek. So, I’m going to “GO OUT WITH A BANG!” [click the image].

AIDS/Lifecycle Cyclist Tony Eason & David Sears
AIDS/Lifecycle Cyclist ,Tony Eason & David Sears | 2 Bikes 1 Driver

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