Your donations helped raise nearly $200,000 for the
Southern Tier AIDS Program on Saturday! In this year’s AIDS Ride For Life, Tania and I rode around Cayuga Lake with our friend Henry Tepper. We did the whole 105 miles. Click on the top photo to start the slideshow with captions, and THANKS for your donation.
Ride Coordinator Cindy Rotella addresses the crowd at Stewart Park, 6:45 am
Riders assemble as the sun comes up, 7am
Team member Henry Tepper digging into his first-ever Century Ride, 8am. Car in background is the “sweep” that follows the slowest riders
Henry and Tania & my shadow in King Ferry, 9am
The first rest stop in King Ferry has a Hawaiian theme. It’s inexplicable and charming.
Rt. 90, South of Aurora, 10am
Rt. 90, south of Aurora, 10:15am
Theon Parseghian of Union Springs built his amphibious houseboat, “Beast Of Burden,” by welding a 32-foot boat to a tractor sprayer. Its maiden voyage was two weeks ago.
Still fighting the Indian Wars north of Union Springs…
…But signs are that the faithful might be losing heart. Cheap Cayuga Tribal gas and cigs might be the cause. Around noon.
Near the midpoint in Montezuma, crossing the Seneca River, about 1pm
Tania rescues a turtle, following DEC guidelines, in Montezuma
Mile 75 rest stop, 3:30 pm: “My naughty bits are squashed flat, like Barbie’s”
65 degrees & overcast with 7-10MPH tailwind, 4:30pm. Perfect conditions. Just gutting it out now.
Finish line, 105 mi., 5:45pm. It’s a three-way tie for last place, but we’re still the champs!