I’m sorry for not writing often over the past few weeks. I’ve been busy making fundamental life changes, planning for the future, that sort of adult stuff that I’ve tried like a dilettante to avoid. Why is it that some make the hard choices seem easy, and for some the easy choices are so hard. Anyhow, I suppose this post is really about what I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. Why am I riding in the AIDS Lifecycle? I suppose there are a host of reasons:
- HIV/AIDS is still ruining the lives of wonderful people all over the world.
- So many of my friends are still fighting this disease.
- People, young and old, have become complacent about HIV/AIDS and are engaging in risky behavior.
- Everyone needs to know his or her status and be tested regularly.
Then there’s the camaraderie which comes with riding.
|At China Camp on ALC Training ride China Camp/Tiburon Loop|
These are my mates here in Sacramento. I’ve been going on rides in San Francisco, and am moved by the huge numbers of riders at all levels who come out and how charming and friendly everyone is. Thanks Positive Pedalers for some wonderful rides — See you in Nicasio on Sunday!
All the stories I hear about the ride itself makes it seem like a life changing experience in itself! Thousands of selfless people together to raise money for their community…our community. Plus, I don’t know if this is true or not, but in my mind it is — it sounds like Burning Man without the drugs and with the positive side effect of being healthy for you. We’ll see.
This is my first ride, after all.