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  1. #1
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    AIDS Lifecycle 11

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    Wondering if anyone else on TE is doing ALC 11. This will be my fifth ride-- I roadied last year after having my right knee replaced, but will be back on the tandem this year. My husband and I do this ride on a tandem, and while it's a bit harder, it's great to have the company.
    Fundraising, after all these years does get harder, but we persevere.

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    Carolp, Glad to see that you're back on the road. Riding's easier than crewing. It's been fun to see the tandem each year when I volunteered at bike parking on day 0 (it's the green one, right?).

    Thanks for riding.

    Trek ~ CAR4 crew, ALC 3, 4, 6 rider, ALC 5 TRL.
    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/

  3. #3
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    We were all set to go, then the SO decided to crew for RAAM instead. I think we'll be going next year. I've never been, so be glad to hear a report - tell us about fund raising and about the ride!
    My photoblog
    http://dragons-fly-peacefully.blogspot.com/
    Bacchetta Giro (recumbent commuter)
    Bacchetta Corsa (recumbent "fast" bike)
    Greespeed X3 (recumbent "just for fun" trike)
    Strada Velomobile
    I will never buy another bike!

  4. #4
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    Feb 2007
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    I'll be crewing RAAM as well again for Team4hivhope (follow us on Facebook) and we used to have a green Trek tandem but now we have a blue CoMotion.

  5. #5
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    oh, and about the ride-- I call it Utopia with sore butts. It is the best week of my life, and this year I've discovered Mad Alchemy chamois cream, so I hope I won't be in butt clinic as much.
    ALC is a rolling city full of 3000 of the nicest people you would ever hope to meet. It has as many ups and downs as the hills we climb, but it's a week I can't imagine not being part of.
    The fundraising the first year was easy as pie; it's just that friends have gotten donor fatigue and after raising funds all these years it gets more difficult. We have had to get more creative: fundraising events, selling homemade peppermint bark, and doing a bit of self-pledging. Especially with the two of us, that means raising $6,000. But it's worth the effort in the experience of the event, and knowing that we are helping people living with HIV.
    and if anyone is so inclined:
    www.tofighthiv.org/goto/CarolHyman

 

 

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