HOMETOWN
San Francisco, CA

DAY JOB
Metalworker

YEARS RIDING
7

PRIMARY RIDE STYLE
Road (endurance)

FAVORITE RIDE PLACE/ROUTE
Mount Tamalpais in Northern California. My favorite route is Alpine Dam and the Seven Sisters.

FAVORITE POST-RIDE FOOD/DRINK
In-N-Out Burger, Double-double animal style, with animal style fries.

BIKE NAME
It's brand new, so not yet.

CLIMB VS. DESCEND?
Climb! I'm certainly not the fastest up hills, but I enjoy it.

DREAM RIDE
I want to do one of those biking and eating tours in Japan.

FULL LYCRA, Y/N?
I'm all about that Lycra life.

DREAM RACE/EVENT
AIDS/LifeCycle. Seven days, 545 miles, endless costumes, and joy and community.

I LOVE RIDING WITH
I ride with all kinds of different people—the AIDS/LifeCycle community includes folks of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, body types, and experience levels. I've met some amazing people through this event.

QUOTE/MOTTO
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

WHY DO YOU RIDE?
Riding is the way I like to connect with my body, my community, and the outdoors. I also ride to raise money for HIV/AIDS programs in my state. I've biked the AIDS/LifeCycle six times, and I've raised over $33,000 for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

SKILL YOU WISH YOU COULD MASTER BUT HAVEN’T (YET)
I've never raced, so I don't know anything about drafting or pacelines—I’d love to learn at some point.

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