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I began my affair with ALC as a roadie for ALC6, helping to feed both riders and roadies alike. Moving to the West Coast has been a physical renaissance for me, seeing me play softball and take up road biking for a few of the firsts in my 37 years. My bike, Clyde, is the first bike I've owned since I was 15 yrs old and certainly the first one I've paid for on my own. As much as for the personal physical challenge, I am riding with the hope that renewed energy toward support of those living with HIV/AIDS and continued vigor towards education and research toward prevention and a cure will see the end of this senseless pandemic in my lifetime. I ride with the support of many, MANY amazing individuals such as my family, my boyfriend, friends, co-workers and my pets.

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Go Shawn, Go! Good luck!

Josh & Robin

Great update, Shawn! Your Ohio fanbase is wishing you the best on this amazing journey!

~ Josh & Robin

 Angie K

This NY/IL girl is behind you all the way!


I don't have many words to say how proud I am of you for doing this, but in the long run, just remember...



Shawn, your passion and commitment to the cause is simply INCREDIBLE. Go get 'em Shining Star! see you in LA!!!!


You're a Pro! Congrats on the first day, can't wait to see the pics if you get the chance to upload them. And I couldn't agree more about Hwy One, it's simply gorgeous :) Have fun buddy!

Larry (Jessica's Dad)

Great Blogging Shawn.

I like the quote about SAGging.

As for the knee, my advise is you will need it down the long road. Do what you must to take care of it now.

ps - Tell Jessica she is a punam

Mitchell (Jessica's Brother)

You guys are an inspiration to us all. Sometimes life calls for us to stop and smells the roses, to recognize what we have, and where we are going...Good luck to all of you, and I love you Jess! Way to go!!!

Jason Kennedy

OK..... like always.... I saw you on the orientation day video and reading this day 1 blog 2 days late, and ..... I'm Balling, again.

So proud of you Shawn. That glimmer in your eye and daze on your face due to the massive-ness of the ride and what really is a time capsule "rolling" along the coast,.... is finally getting out of what was once, unspeakable words to those who know (that they are unspeakable) for only for a while, until you cant stand it anymore and want to yell "I DID THE RIDE AND THIS IS WHAT THE WORLD SHOULD BE LIKE EVERYDAY".

You go stud. We're proud of you.

Love, Jason & Chris, and Charlie

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