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Tony Eason


On 01 January 1994, I realized that there was more to life than: guzzling an expensive bottle of Robert Mondavi Chardonnay, being the belle of the ball, speaking of what others need to work on, and/or sitting daily on the same coach (in self pity). So, I bought a 10 year old Bianchi Road Bike. And I began a 6-month intense cycling training for a cycling event called the California AIDS Ride #2.

In May of 1994, I left San Francisco with $3.00 in my pocket, no idea of how I was going to return, a questionable bike, the fear of failure, and began to cycle (along with 1500 other cyclist) toward West Hollywood. Seven days, 575 miles later, I arrived in West Hollywood. At which point, I realized it is possible to step outside of your normal routine. I realized it is possible to empower yourself while assisting others. I realized that I wasn’t alone in my ideas of creating a better world. And I realized that miracles could occur (after all, I made it back home with $3.00 in my pocket) .

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Hey Tony,

Hope that the rest of your ride went well.

Thanks for "the shout out" to "The Pit". I think I enjoyed scooping ice cream almost as much as you guys seemed to enjoy eating it.

Sorry that you missed Oprah or rather that she missed the opportunity to meet you!

Hope rest of your year goes well.

Take care,


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Sometimes we want to help others, but we are so overwhelmed by all that needs to be done in this world that we don't know where to start. --infact i always have the same feeling with you !

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That's really azaming work you are doing i wish i could join you i am worried about my health.

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