This is it! We travel to Boston on Thursday, and begin our trek back to NYC on Friday. I feel somewhat ready, and very excited. My training hasn't been as consistent as I would like, but my last few rides have been strong.
My fundraising has been a challenge. My donors who have given have been incredibly generous, meaning I've raised a lot of money. However, my "hit rate" with converting personal emails to donations is quite a bit below where it has been in previous years. I know that times are uncertain economically, but things are even harder for those who have no home and no resources and are dealing with HIV. The effects of the sequester have made this even more serious, so please give what you can, even if it isn't as much as you would like. Getting a nice chunk of smaller donations will make a big difference - every dollar counts!
I will be tweeting and posting updates during the ride. I hope you will all join me virtually as I make my journey. And if you are in the NYC area, please join us at the welcome home party, where the riders will come zooming in and we will have closing ceremonies and a big celebration. Details are here.