Powerful, influential moments during AIDS/LifeCycle 2013

Here, I’ll share some of the more powerful moments of AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) 2013. These are things I’ll remember and that will influence me for the rest of my life.

Eating dinner across from a gentleman with disabilities who was doing the ride. He had to communicate via typing on an iPad and had trouble eating. I wish I could have communicated with him more and shared how much I admired his will and passion. I wish I would have given him a hug. Tears streamed down my face as I walked back to camp.

Back in Kansas City — AIDS/LifeCycle ALC 2013 Recap Coming Soon

After a little relaxation and recovery in San Francisco, I’m gathering so many wonderful memories and photos, in preparation for a detailed recap of AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) 2013.

I hoped to post more details from the road, but after biking all day, rolling into camp, setting up your tent, getting your luggage, showering, doing laundry, seeing the doctor when needed, stretching, and getting dinner each night, there was rarely a speck of extra time for anything else, especially considering the daily wake up call was at 4:30 – 5:00 am.

ALC campgrounds & tent grid, before being set up for the day.
ALC campgrounds & tent grid, before being set up for the day.

Day Seven: Ventura to Los Angeles – AIDS/LifeCycle

Day 7: AIDS/LifeCycle 2013It’s Saturday, June 8th, Day Seven, THE FINAL DAY of AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) 2013.

Today, we’ll ride 60.2 miles from Ventura to Los Angeles. We start out at San Buenaventura State Beach and wrap up the day at VA Center in Los Angeles, California.

  • Miles ridden: 542.6
  • Miles to go: ZERO!

AIDS/LifeCycle 2013 COMPLETE!

Thank you all so much! I couldn’t have done this without YOU!

AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) 2013 – the experience & a recap of the ride (June 26, 2013)

Day Six: Lompoc to Ventura – AIDS/LifeCycle

Day 6: AIDS/LifeCycle 2013It’s Friday, June 7th, Day Six of AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) 2013.

Today, we’ll ride 84.3 miles from Lompoc to Ventura. We start out at River Park and wrap up the day at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, California.

  • Miles ridden: 482.4
  • Miles to go: 60.2

AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) 2013 – the experience & a recap of the ride (June 26, 2013)

Day Five: Santa Maria to Lompoc – AIDS/LifeCycle

Day 5: AIDS/LifeCycle 2013It’s Thursday, June 6th, Day Five of AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) 2013.

Today, we’ll ride 42 miles from Santa Maria to Lompoc. We start out at Preisker Park and wrap up the day at River Park in Lompoc, California.

  • Miles ridden: 398.1
  • Miles to go: 144.5

AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) 2013 – the experience & a recap of the ride (June 26, 2013)