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I decided to participate in AIDS Life Cycle 6 because my brother Chris passed away from AIDs in 1994. I ride to honor him and the many others who have passed from this disease.

Participating in this ride has come to mean more to me than just riding my little bike. It has changed me in ways I never would have expected. I’m a bit more out going now, a bit more sure of myself, a bit more sassy (if you can believe that) and a bit lighter (about 50lbs lighter) than when I started. I really wanted to give back but it seems I’ve gotten more out of this than I’ve given.




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Im so proud of you! You are biking your ass off...and still making time to write this blog so we can all keep up with you!! I cant wait to see the pictures! You are past the halfway point...keep pedaling! Im thinking of you! Love ya and cant wait to hear all the stories.


it sounds like you two are doing GREAT keep it up and get to bed before 11, it is freezing cold out here! my prayers are with you Phyl


YOU DID IT!!! I'm so proud of you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Wasn't riding every fu** hill in Marin great training? I'm sending you lots of hugs! And cheering you're more than halfway to LA!


WOW, what an experience. Next you'll be saying how you like bugs in your teeth. What a great adventure and all for good. You are all to be admired and commended.

Anne Lewis

Ohmigod. I just wanted to thank you, Annette, for your unbelievably vibrant, searingly honest, and sometimes incredibly personal blogging. I feel like I'm there with you-- I've responded with tears twice already! My brother is on the ride and I'm emailing him every day, but I'm reading your blog to get the feel for the day's ride-- and loving it. God bless you, you are a *wonderful* sister, your heart is a giant's, you are simply AMAZING!!

Lorri Lee Lown

okay, I'm concerned. where are you, Annette? what happened to day four?


Jaime Merrifield

Annette where are you and your blog, I hope you are OK, heres thinking about you and sending a big hug along, probly a computer issue!!!!!! Whatever, hang in there and take care love, Jaime

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