Today the journey finally came to an end. A lot of me didn’t want it to end and than a lot of me couldn’t wait to get off of my bike. The weather was cruddy most of the day and then finally cleared as we left the lunch spot and cruised through Malibu. We road along the pch and things were extremely stressful with riders of all different skill levels and speed negotiating speeding and parked cars on either side. Once we turned into Santa Monica it started to settle in a bit and the speed slowed and the enjoyment began. We rolled as a team of 6 through the maze of people to the finish line where we were welcomed with cheers and hugs and high fives. Unfortunately I couldn’t stick around for the closing ceremonies.
Why you ask?
Because there was a train leaving from Union Station in a little over an hour and a half in downtown LA about 16 miles away that I wanted to catch. I got my last free Zico water and Cliff Bar and grabbed my bag and began the sprint to the train station. Even with stop lights, la traffic and a Naked bike party along the way I made it to the station in just an hour.
I am traveling down to San Diego to pick up my motorcycle and ride it the opposite way back up to San Francisco. I will have much more to reflect on in the coming days and weeks and will continue to post on this blog.
This adventure has been eye opening, touching, physically demanding and challenging. I only hope to give you more insight into the experience of the Aids Lifecycle ride so that maybe just maybe you can sign up for 2014.