From Bianchi to Salsa to Soulcraft.
From 1 mile to 127 miles to 575 miles to 6325 miles to well over 32, 725 miles.
From Start to Finish to Mike’s Bikes to Sport Basement & American Cyclery.
From my first yoga class, to becoming a yoga teacher.
Who would have ever thought that an adventure that started off as merely “something to tell the grand children” would bring me onto such a positive & life changing path?
And although the training rides are hard enough, each year, I must raise a minimum of $3000.00 to participate in the AIDSlifecycle, 7 day, 575 mile, bike journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Therefore, following tradition, it’s time for the Fat Tire Beer Bust Fundraising Party – 2009.
At the Fat Tire Beer Bust Charity Fund raising Party – 2007, the San Francisco Mission District – 94110 was packed. With the Sports Basement Community, AIDS LifeCycle Cyclist, Fat Tire Beer – Ed Dopman, Sister Um Gawd, Retrograde Revolution, “Bella Luxe”, DJ Fresh Freddy, and American Cyclery – Tyson, all joining together in the fight against the AIDS Pandemic – we had a great time.
Well at the Fat Tire Beer Bust Party 2008 (besides the usual array of freaks), we had a special treat. After viewing the Evite invitation, Sports Basement employee, Televis noticed that ribs, hot links, and burgers were on the menu. So he phoned me up and said, “Do you need someone to cook – cause I can bring my mother?”
Coming from a Texan background, I had no doubt that “Tank” knew how to work the grill. Walking in with her apron & homemade BBQ sauce, she single handedly threw down some BBQ Ribs, potato salad, hot links, and vegan burgers. And as she looked around, “Tank” noticed that there were “no collard greens” – so she pulled out her cellphone, phoned up a friend, sent her to Food Co. and within 30 minutes – the greens were in the pot.
Fat Tire is so named for the bike trip Jeff took through Belgium that greatly inspired his home brewing efforts.”
So if you’ve attended last year’s Fat Tire Beer Charity Fundraising Beer Bust, or plan to attend this year’s party on 10 May 2009 – MARK YOUR CALENDAR & please send a thanks out to Brew Meister Jamie Mastin, Ed Dopman, & the Fat Tire Beer Team for their continued support towards charity bike rides, charity benefits, and for their product sponsorships by clicking on their logo (above).