June 3rd to June 9th, 2001, I rode my bike in the 8th
California AIDS Ride from Ft. Mason in San Francisco
to the Coliseum in Los Angeles.
my supporters, gave more than $5,000 for treatment and
research of HIV/AIDS.
is my second California AIDS Ride. Inspired by my dearest
friend John Andrews, living with AIDS since 1992, I
did the ride in 1999. This year's ride was much more
poignant for me.
Day 3 of the ride (Tuesday, June 5th) marked the 20th
anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS. Throughout
the week, media all over the world took stock on the
toll and predictions for this disease. Beyond our personal
stories, they gave us a global reason to keep riding.
Day 6 of the ride (Friday, June 8th) was the last day
of Jon Lindsay's life. John Andrews life-partner, Jon
died of AIDS-related complications. Beyond illness,
there is now loss.
web site is dedicated to my supporters and to Jon Lindsay.
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