Day Zero: Orientation at AIDS/LifeCycle

Day Zero: AIDS/LIfeCycle Route Map from SF to LAIt’s Saturday, June 1st, Day Zero of AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) 2013.

Today, we’ll shuttle down to Cow Palace to attend orientation and learn about bike safety. We depart on bicycle, from Cow Palace tomorrow at 5:30am. We’ll ride from San Francisco to Santa Cruz California, approximately 82.5 miles, if we don’t get lost. 😉

Nine-days until ALC 2013 – Fastest average yet at 17.8 mph

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Nine-days until we ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles! I hit my fastest average speed yet at 17.8 mph during the 75th Street Brewery ride on Tuesday, 5/21/13. Map:

No more outdoor cycling until the ride. Yesterday, I took my bike to Bicycle Shack to be boxed for shipping. I have to ship it by Friday, 5/24/13, to ensure it is received in time to be re-assembled and transported to Cow Palace, where ALC begins very early on Sunday, 6/2/13.

Thirteen-days until AIDS/LifeCycle 2013

Just 13-days until AIDS/LifeCycle, the biggest ride of my life! What have I been doing? Trying to maintain composure as I deal with life issues. In April, I lost Ruby, the sweetest black lab in the world. Over a month has passed and I still miss her to pieces.

As the days fly by, I’m coming to terms with the idea of camping the 6-nights of AIDS/LifeCycle. I don’t remember the last time I camped. At least there aren’t ticks or mosquitoes in California, right?

The cold Spring finally ended in Kansas City in early-May. I’ve been riding my bike at every chance. I learned of a new Wednesday group ride, the Martini Corner ride. This was exciting, because I didn’t have a Wednesday ride. The ride starts out in Midtown, then goes through both the East and West Bottoms of Kansas City before returning to Midtown.

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Last-minute items for AIDS/LifeCycle packing list

California US Hwy 101Here are a few last-minute items for your AIDS/LifeCycle packing list. It’s my first time doing AIDS/LifeCycle and after speaking to my ALC rep and a few other riders, these are some must-have items that weren’t on my list.

AIDS/LifeCycle 2013, a recap and details about of my first ALC ride. (June 26, 2013)

UPDATE: I found a few really detailed AIDS/LifeCycle packing lists.

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