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AIDS/LifeCycle 5 Pictures

  1. Jun 13, 2006 #1

    chroot

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    Hey folks,

    I'm baaaaack from AIDS/LifeCycle 5, only slightly sunburnt and practically dripping with endorphins. For those of you who have never heard of AIDS/LifeCycle, it's a 7-day, 550-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, organized as a fundraiser to provide services and medication to those living with HIV and AIDS. This year, 1850 cyclists and over 400 "roadie" volunteers collectively raised over $8 million dollars, making AIDS/LifeCycle the largest such fundraiser on the planet.

    This was my first year doing the event, and it was simply incredible. Unbelievable, really. I thought maybe you folks would like to see some of the pictures!

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    My complete album can be seen here:

    http://www.virtualcivilization.org/alc5/

    The professional photographers took over 12,000 photos of the event, the best of which can be seen here:

    http://experience.aidslifecycle.org

    Be sure to read some of the blogs!

    - Warren
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2006 #2
    ummmmmmmmm.....................what?

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    I think they broke the ugly stick when the beat her (him).

    Ugly prostitutes at an Aids fund raiser, that can't be good :uhh: :rofl:
     
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  4. Jun 13, 2006 #3

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    Warning: Your sense of humor must be significantly larger than cyrus' before viewing the entire album! (The theme of that rest stop was, of course.... The Prom After-Party.)

    - Warren
     
  5. Jun 13, 2006 #4

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    Wow! Cool photos. It's pretty impressive the number of participants when you see photos of a "tent city" like that! Though, I know it's not what you intended for us to be looking at, but just WHAT is that woman wearing in the first photo? It looks like she has some sort of tutu on over her bike shorts, with polka-dot knee socks? :rofl: It looks like she jumped right out of a 1980s Madonna music video. Please tell me that she's just dressed funny and that's not a fashion being revived out on the West Coast.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2006 #5

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    You had themes at the rest stops? :rofl: I'm going to have to take a look at the full site when I'm more awake. So, any photos of you in a dress? Because if there are, I'll stay awake long enough to find those tonight. :biggrin:
     
  7. Jun 13, 2006 #6

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    There are just a lot of very unique people on this event. Really, if it were just riding, eating, and sleeping, it would get boring pretty quick. All the wacky people make it worth doing -- I don't think I really ever stopped laughing the whole week. :biggrin:

    - Warren
     
  8. Jun 13, 2006 #7

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    You'd like that, wouldn't you? :cool:

    - Warren
     
  9. Jun 13, 2006 #8

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    That wasn't a prosistute, that was one of the roadies, our wonderful volunteers who make the ride possible. (S)he was in food-service at rest stop three each day, if I recall correctly.

    - Warren
     
  10. Jun 13, 2006 #9

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    Yep. It would keep me laughing for at least a week. :biggrin:
     
  11. Jun 13, 2006 #10

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    Beautiful Scenery. Makes me want to ride more my bike.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2006 #11

    :rofl: Oh man, this is great. You are diggin a deeper and deeper hole.

    (I know that, I was being a smart ass :biggrin: )

    Looks like a nice ride though, relatively flat.
     
  13. Jun 13, 2006 #12

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    You are one tough guy Chroot, 2 miles on one of those things and i would be ruined for life, as for the pics, i all ways imagined you to look a lot meaner
    :rofl:
     
  14. Jun 13, 2006 #13

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    Do you really need to make fun of people who raised $8 million to battle the AIDS epidemic and have a blast at the same time? Is there anything on earth that you won't criticize?

    Good thing I'm not in the mood to care much about the negativity of people like you right now! Go find something to live for!

    - Warren
     
  15. Jun 13, 2006 #14
    Hey, I think it was a great thing you guys did!

    But yes, I do have to make fun of that guy, cuz its just hillllarious :rofl:

    Damn, a 7-day ride. That hurt's my legs just thinking about it.
     
  16. Jun 13, 2006 #15
    Kudos to you and all who participated, that would have been one hell of an experience. Great pics as well.
     
  17. Jun 13, 2006 #16
    Incredibly nice pictures. I like especially the third one above. There's one thing that particularly interests me. How did you raise 8 million dollars in 7 days? It's more than a million a day.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2006 #17

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    We fund-raised for nearly an entire year (September through June). The 550-mile bike ride itself is the "reward" for all that hard work, and lasts seven days.

    - Warren
     
  19. Jun 13, 2006 #18
    Ok, sorry for changing topic, but, for example, how did you collect money?or your friends' ways for collecting money?
     
  20. Jun 13, 2006 #19

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    The organization gives you forms which you can hand out, and people can also donate directly on the aidslifecycle.org website by credit card. It takes a bit of guts, but I just approached my friends, family, and coworkers, explained what I was doing, how much it meant to me, and asked sincerely for any help they could give me. Many (most!) were very supportive.

    - Warren
     
  21. Jun 13, 2006 #20
    That dam in pic 1 is just a few miles from my parents' place and where I grew up.
     
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