i have owned a couple of cannondale hybrids (currently a '00 H300,) but have never been a serious rider until recently. i signed up to do this year's California AIDS/LifeCycle, which is a 585-mile, 7 day ride from San Francisco to LA to support San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation.

i've been training my ass off (literally... i've lost 40 pounds in 4 months,) and have a way to go with both my training and fundraising. i lost two uncles (and important role models) about 10 years ago to AIDS, so this is a cause close to my heart.

please visit my page at http://www.aidslifecycle.org/6568 to read my spiel, see my pic, read my training journal or make a donation. i know you don't know me, but if you're at all sympathetic to the cause, please do donate!!!

thanks, all!!!