Thanks to all the artists and merchants who donated I was able to raise enough money to get close enough to my goal to be able to get the rest by other means. The fundraiser at the Space gallery was super fun and the crowd was great. DJs Jamie Jams and Cubre Libre rocked the house with their tunes. Sasha Darling who owns the Bell Jar and also was one of the San Francisco Merchants to donate for the raffle posted some pics from the event on her blog Darling Little Blog
The ride began out of San Francisco on June 6th. Without much sleep 1900 cyclists and I rode into the heavy fog cheered on by hundreds at Cow Palace. The hills, the long hours in the saddle, and the weather were intense, but the views and the reason to ride ( to end HIV) kept us all going hard for seven days. I managed somehow to ride every mile and arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday feeling that everyone who helped me get there crossed the finish line with me.
There are two memories that will be with me forever. The first would be the powerful smell of strawberry fields. The second would be looking over a campsite of blue tents and spotted in between were thousands of people clad in red dresses getting ready for day 5.
The Aids Lifecycle is extremely organized and well deserving for anyone who wants to make a change and challenge themselves. I highly recommend that you sign up now for next year. www.aidslifecycle.com