February AIDS/LifeCycle Update

AIDS/LifeCycle 2013 - June 2-8, 201310-Day Forecast. More warm weather, please?

There have been a few warm days, but not as many as I expected in mid-February. When it’s above 50 degrees, I’m out on the road. I’m getting used to spin classes, and they’re an excellent workout, but they’re no substitute for getting out on the road.

February Training Goal. 5 hours per week.

I’ve bumped my goal from 3 hours to 5 hours per week in the month of February. If most of the 5 hours must be spent in spin classes, this will be a challenge.

February trip to LA. Hello Pork Pedalers!

Pork Pedalers AIDSLifeCycle Team Icon
As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve become acquainted with several members of the LA-based Pork Pedalers AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) team. I thought it was only appropriate to make a trip to LA to match faces with Twitter handles, and get to know my ALC teammates. I’ll be in Los Angeles February 21-25. On Saturday, I’m planning to do a ride with my team or the larger so-Cal ALC group, then go to the ALC expo on Sunday. It’s my first time to LA, other than a day-trip several years back. I’m excited for a long weekend and some cycling in LA!

ALC Fundraising Update

I’m half-way to my goal of $3,000. There are still a few months to go. I’m confident I’ll exceed my goal with your support.

More to come soon!

Sabbatical Approved! AIDS/LifeCycle 2013

Make a tax-deductible contribution to AIDS/LifeCycle 2013 -- June 2-8, 2013




Right before Christmas break, I received exciting news from my employer. My month-long sabbatical, which I applied for in November had been approved.

A major part of my sabbatical will be spent raising money for and riding my bike in AIDS/LifeCycle. AIDS/LifeCycle is a 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The 545-mile ride takes place June 2-8, 2013.

After announcing the news on Twitter, I soon realized several friends from Los Angeles were also participating in the ride. Many have done the ride in the past, and ride on a team, called the Pork Pedalers. They invited me to join, and excitedly, I took them up on the offer.

The Pork Pedalers -- An AIDS/LifeCycle Team

Beginning in January, I’ve been doing a spin class 3 times per week. At times, even an hour of pedaling with your heart rate above 150 has been a challenge, but it’s getting easier every day. I’m hoping for warmer weather soon so I can get out on the road for some real riding.

To ensure success of the event and make the biggest impact, I must raise at least $3,000. I’m confident with your support; I can exceed that. I’m already one-third of the way there!

More to come soon!