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January 5th, 2006 | 09:34 am
posted by: jamisononfire in aidslifecycle

If you're not yet registered for AIDS/LifeCycle 5, you might not have heard that this Sunday is the kickoff event here in San Francisco from 11am to 4pm. There will be the fabulous prizes to be won (including 6 road bikes) and if you want to registerer on site you'll get the discounted $55 fee.

I've also heard that we'll get to see some or all of the first episode of the "The Ride: Seven Days to End AIDS" a six part documentary series filmed last year on ALC4 and coming soon to Logo TV.

Here's the details:

Hotel Nikko, Grand Ballroom
Sunday, January 8th, 11am to 4pm
222 Mason Street, San Francisco
(between Ellis and O'Farrell, just 3 blocks from the Powell Station if coming by Muni Metro or BART)

Hope to see many of you there.

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from: uncle_james
date: January 5th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)

Bummer...I hear all they have to raffle off down here is one.

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from: jamisononfire
date: January 5th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)

I didn't realize until Day 0 just how heavily weighted the ride is towards SF. Several friends from LA I made have mentioned how much stronger a community there seems to be surrounding the event here in Northern California...

Quick story: About a month after the ride, three friends and I went on a 75 mile up to Marin County, all of us arriving in Golden Gate Park proudly wearing out 5000 Jerseys. It happened to be the same weekend of the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, and riding past one of their rest stops in Sausalito, the Walk's roadies all started to cheer for us. I think a lot of the walkers were confused to suddenly have their roadies yelling "GO ALC RIDERS!!!!", but I was amazed to see the recognition and support that the ALC inspires. And likewise, we cheered on the walkers as we went along.

...I hope that as the ALC continues, it is picking up more and more support and recognition down in Los Angeles. It's sometimes feels weird if I go a day without seeing someone else wearing an ALC shirt, sweater or jacket on my Muni ride to or from work. Does that happen to you in LA a lot as well?

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from: uncle_james
date: January 5th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)

I agree. San Francisco draws in more money each year, and has a higher percentage of riders. If you notice on the website, the SF kickoff party is nearly twice as long as the kickoff party for LA. Having a much larger group warrants that. As far as spotting folks wearing an ALC shirt, sweater or jacket, I have yet to notice that. Mainly beacuse Los Angeles is so much more spread out than the 46 square miles of San Francisco. So that, coupled with fewer riders would make it more difficult to spot. The closest I've come is spotting a few people now and then wearing the orange wristbands. I wear my stuff out and about all the time though.

When I was up in San Francisco last June and May, I saw wristbands and t-shirts every time I turned a corner.

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