Here are some photos from ALC2…there is also my rider journal on the official AIDS Lifecycle Webcast.)
AIDS Lifecycle (and the AIDS Rides generally) are known for campy humor–even the most uptight person gets a little loopy after the first 250 miles of cycling.
Last year I promised I’d ride in a pink tutu if I raised over $5000…which I did, at the very last moment. (My boss called me into his office and handed me a check that put me over $5K, which amused me a lot since he had absolutely no idea about the bet–I sure wasn’t going to tell him…)
It turned out that riding in a tutu entertained the roadies and the other riders no end, so this year I rode in four tutus–one blue, one white, one pink, and one red–plus (of course) lots of different accessories.
AIDS Lifecycle, incidentally, is a great experience, and I highly recommend it. I am not at all a strong cyclist, nor am I a natural athlete–anyone can do it.
For a summary of the reasons why I ride, see my Cyclist Bio. I consider AIDS to be the single most serious social issue of our generation–not because of its direct impact in the U.S., but because of the international impact–and also consider it a human rights issue, here in the U.S.
But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, too…