This weekend I took part in the Waves to Wine 2014 ride for the National MS Society. I took the century option (104 miles) starting from Cow Palace in San Francisco and finished at Ronert Park in Sonoma County. Not only was this an amazing experience and a personal goal of mine to complete a century ride, but I was also able to ride for an awesome cause.

I ended up riding 109.1 miles in total due to slight detour that I took (luckily it was only a couple of miles). In addition to a couple of rest stops, I also had take an unexpected stop as my GoPro was vibrating so much, it broke off its connector while I was riding. Luckily, I was able to re-connect the GoPro directly to the bike mount instead of the intermediate adapter (whew). The ride took a total of 7hrs and 41minutes to complete, I think I probably could have finished it in 7.5hrs flat if it was not for the detour!

Lastly, I would like to say thank you to all my fellow VMware colleagues and Virtualization community members (listed below) for your support and donations. With your help, I was able to fund-raise a grand total of $6,206 for the National MS Society! As a small token of my appreciation, I have put together a short video highlighting my 7hr ride into a couple of minutes (make sure to watch the entire video :)) and I hope you enjoy it!

BikeMS: Waves To Wine 2014 from lamw on Vimeo.

Thank you very much to the following folks who donated:

Aaron Blasius
Balaji Parimi
Ben Lin
Bill Call
Chas Setchell
Chris Wolf
Coho Data
Dexter Arver
Dmitriy Sandler
Doug Baer
Duncan Epping
Ed Swindelles
El-Zein Family
Erik Bussink
Evan Bills
Frank Buechsel
Gary Blake
Greg Mulholland
Henry Robinson
Howard Marks
Irfan Ahmad
Jackie Rees
Jeff Hu
Jehad Affoneh
Jeremy Rickard
Joerg Lew
John W
Judy Snow
Kaushik Banerjee
Kris Inglis
Linda Jones
Mark Chuang
Matt Dreyer
Max Daneri
Michael Emery
Michael White
Mike Nisk
Minh Dao
Nambisan family
Noel Nguyen
Paul Meehan
Phillip Jordan
Platform9 Systems
Raj Yavatkar
Ravi Soundararajan
Robert Bosch
Ron Totah
Ronald Chenoweth
Skyera Inc.
Steve Kaplan
Susan Gudenkauf and Family
The Delgado Family
The Murray Family
Tina Walsworth

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