With dry weather prevailing for most of February, it seemed a good time to jump-start my training for NorCal AIDS Cycle… now just ten weeks away. I had worked out a nice thirty-four mile loop ride, using the new Cosumnes Boulevard extension, heading down to the town of Franklin, and then heading back on River Road along the Sacramento River. Unfortunately, fate had other ideas. There is a spot where Franklin Boulevard crosses some S P railroad tracks at a pretty sharp angle. I tried to get perpendicular to make a safe crossing, but my front wheel slid into the gap next to the track, and I came down on the pavement pretty hard.
The result was a lot of shoulder and neck pain, but nothing broken it appears. But a month later I’m still pretty sore. So it has cramped my training a little bit. But two weeks later, with a multi-day bike tour on the horizon, I nervously got back on the bike, and started training again.
Fund-raising has been in full swing, and donations are starting to come in. For the previous five years, I have been one of the top fundraisers for NCAC. I really don’t want to be competitive about it, but I really can’t help it! My biggest fund-raising event each Spring is a benefit pipe organ recital at Trinity Cathedral. This year it will be on Sunday, April 17th at 4:00 pm. More details can be found here: NCAC benefit organ recital I hope you will be able to come for an afternoon of great music on our newly restored Cathedral organ, and also to support this excellent cause.
Once again, I am asking you to help me make my goal of raising eight-thousand dollars for NorCal AIDS Cycle. This worthy organization supports organizations who support our neighbors suffering from HIV/AIDS, and helping to prevent new infections. Thank you for your support!