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  1. #1
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    TE AIDS Lifecycle Team

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    you'll be able to follow us online during the ride. From June 4th (registration or Day 0) till we arrive in LA June 11th on the website www.aidslifecycle.org there will be a webcast with pictures and even video posted daily. I'm the one with the pink helmet with purple mermaid on top ;-)

    you can e-mail us, sort o' kind o'. We won't be able to reply unless bike goddess stops at internet cafe's on route ;-)

    During the ride there will be a link on the site you can send a message of support to all riders and individual riders. Your message of support is printed out and there'll be a binder in camp where we see them each night.

    Keep it clean folks, everyone reads these ;-)

    You'll need our rider numbers so ....without further ado Introducing your TE team (insert drum roll here)

    As far as I know we have 3 TE'ers doing the Lifecycle ride this year.

    Annerol is rider # 5292
    Bike Goddess is rider # 5481
    and me, TREK rider # 5650

    anyone else I might have missed?

    Lastly I do a group voicemail message thing to my sponsors each year who have voicemail. I send out a message each day; miles, weather, how I'm doin', how I'm feelin' did I hit any cows etc.

    I could put someone here on that so someone on the board would get the update then if you want to post it to the group.

    But I'd have to get your number so that's up to you. You'd need to be:
    in California (won't work out of State)
    have SBC service at home or at work with....
    voicemail (not the voicemail on your cell service, not that awful Unified Communications &^%$ we do, just regular voicemail or message center)

    I've been asked a lot about the route:

    Day 1 San Fran to Aptos 87.5 miles
    Day 2 Aptos to King City 100.7 miles
    Day 3 King City to Paso Robles 77.2 miles
    Day 4 Paso Robles to Santa Maria 98.7 miles
    Day 5 Santa Maria to Lompoc "only a mere" 43.5 miles this is red dress day ;-)
    Day 6 Lompoc to Ventura 88.3 miles
    Day 7 Ventura to LA 82.4 miles

    you're all invited to opening and closing ceremonies, I can post times and directions if you're in SF or LA.

    Lastly I think I can safely speak for all three of us that I have learned so much from this board whether cycling or just life in general. I could not even attempt this without the advice and moral support of all you gals, would not have been able to do what I did last time either. So thanks again to all of you.
    Last edited by Trek420; 05-24-2005 at 01:57 PM.
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  2. #2
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    That is so wonderful! Thanks for letting us be a part of it. I am so excited for you guys. Would love to be with you all.

    HAVE FUN!
    Ever notice that 'what the hell' always seems to be the best decision?

  3. #3
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    How cool! We'll all keep up with you guys! Have fun, and know we're all thinking about you!

  4. #4
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    AND...Don't forget- we're riding to raise money for AIDS! You can pitch in too by going to the website and putting in your 2 cents worth! All goes to the same place and much appreciated! (I won't stop fundraising till the end of the ride... )
    Nancy

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    Just wanted to say have a fun and safe ride women!!!! I'm looking forward to hearing about it later....And Bike Goddess I'll be asking you a bunch of questions on our way back from Portland next month!

    I'll be thinking about you all while I'm doing America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Tahoe on Sunday!!!! 32 degress in the morning.....wahoo!
    Ride your ride.

  6. #6
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    thanks Slug, and we want to hear all about your rides!

    I just found out that Tinker Juarez will be riding with us...uh, with the faster riders like Goddess.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...n05/jun03news2

    Last year Tracy Chapman rode, did I ever tell you the Tracy Chapman story? Remind me when I get back. And when I crewed on CAR4 Gregg Louganis rode (both did not camp, stayed in hotels).

    well, back to getting ready....found my bulk Ibuprofin.
    Last edited by Trek420; 06-03-2005 at 07:44 PM.
    Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on the road ~ Motobecane Mixte
    N+1 new bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Commuter ~ Soma Buena Vista Mixte

    http://madeinusareviews.blogspot.com/

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    LifeCycle Gals!

    So, about this time in 2000 I was breathing into paperbags trying to remain calm! Trek already knows this - annerol and Bike Goddess - you are in for the time of your life! Enjoy every minute!

    I'll be at tent assignment until 1:30 tomorrow - see y'all there!

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    May you have wings on your feet, the wind at your back, and the breathe of God to see you through the next 7 days. Keeping all of you in my thoughts! Ride well and come home safe!
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming: "Yeah Baby! What a Ride!"

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    They're Off!

    I didn't get a chance to see any of our TE girls (well, I caught a glimpse of Trek, but couldn't stop what I was doing to say hey) The news this morning showed the riders leaving the Cow Palace - tailwinds to them all!

    Yesterday I ended up working in registration, they were a bit shorthanded on volunteers. Man, I was on my feet from 9:30 to 2:30 - constantly running. It was great to see all the riders and roadies, their faces a combination of excitement, nervousness and a touch of fear.

    Here's the link again - you can follow the day by day progress, send notes to the riders, there's also a map of the route.

    http://experience.aidslifecycle.org/

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    Morning report - Day 2

    I just spoke to Trek420 and Bike Goddess...

    Day 1 SF to Aptos went well, Trek420 arriving in Aptos 2 hrs after Bike Goddess (that speed demon BG). Bike Godess had pre-arranged a visit with her sis, so didn't "tent" it last night, but will be with Trek420 from tonight on.

    The excitement of the evening last night (or rather early this morning)... the campsite is on a college football field, and apparently someone forgot to tell the groundskeeper. At 2:30 AM, Trek420 woke to what she first thought was a rainstorm, then she heard the yelling. No rainstorm... the automatic sprinkler system had turned on and, well... imagine hundreds of tents, gear here and there, and folks in assorted sleeping attire (or not) running to get everything in the tent.

    More news as I receive it.

    your intrepid reporter, spazz
    no regrets!

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    Thanks for the update, Spazz! Tell them we're thinking of them so often, if you talk to them again this week.


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    The Day 1 pix are up. Wonder which tent holds Trek and BG?

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    I know they've arrived at tonights camp. I'm hitting the old bed now, but will converse with Trek420 in the AM and get the Day 2 report.

    spazzdog
    no regrets!

    My ride: 2003 Specialized Allez Comp - zebra (men's 52cm), Speedplay X5 pedals, Koobi Au Enduro saddle

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  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzdog
    I know they've arrived at tonights camp. I'm hitting the old bed now, but will converse with Trek420 in the AM and get the Day 2 report.

    spazzdog
    Hey Spazz -
    Thanks much for keeping us up-to-date on their progress, state of mind, fun levels, and... !

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    Lifecycle Report - Day 3

    I missed Dita's call this morning (at the vet with a kitty).

    She sounded tired but ready to give it a go on day 3. Today will be a 75+ mile day. Following an 85 and a 98, it'll probably be a tough day.

    What I did get from the message is Bike Goddess is riding very fast... big surprise.

    Hopefully I'll catch Trek420 when they lunch and get more news from Day 2 and a taste of Day 3 to add to this report.

    Jimmy "spazzdog" Olsen
    Last edited by spazzdog; 06-07-2005 at 06:14 AM.
    no regrets!

    My ride: 2003 Specialized Allez Comp - zebra (men's 52cm), Speedplay X5 pedals, Koobi Au Enduro saddle

    Spazzdog Ink Gallery
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