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A San Francisco Bike Event | AIDS/Lifecycle

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.    

I decided I needed something “to tell the grandchildren” [smile] … 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




Now 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 #bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. One step at a time .. .and one hell of a journey.


Therefore, in June 2014, for my 17th Year, I will participate in an event to benefit the S.F. AIDS Foundation called AIDSLifeCycle. Each year, I must raise a $3,000.00 minimum to participate.

AIDSLifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike event from San Francisco to Los Angeles, June 1 – 7, 2014.  It?s a life-changing bike ride [not a race] through some of California?s most beautiful countryside.
AIDSLifeCycle 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. 
I know:
1.  It takes a Village to Raise a Child,
2.  You Get in Life what You have the Courage to Ask For.
3.  The Best Way to Teach is by example.

And as I prepare & train for my 17th Journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles, I know I’m doing the right thing.  Can you help?