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Marathon enthusiast and Rep. Adam B. Schiff is switching sports this weekend to help support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. He’s scheduled to hop into the saddle Sunday for the AIDS/LifeCycle ride — a weeklong trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
“That is gonna be a long ride,” he said of the 545-mile trek he’s hoping to power through from June 1-7.
The California Democrat is no slouch. He’s completed endurance races staged in the District, Philadelphia, New York City and Malibu, Calif., over the past few years.
But Schiff noted that he typically does Olympic length triathlons; the predetermined biking portions in those particular contests top out at around 25 miles.
He’ll need to crank out around 80 miles a day to keep pace with the LifeCycle crew. And he said the longest ride he’s been on to date was the 65-miler he knocked out last weekend.
“It felt pretty good. But it was hard,” Schiff said of the first metric century he got under his belt. Full story