I met Bob Bowers on my first ACT Ride. He was at every pit stop with a bullhorn, whipping up the crew and other riders to “make some NOISE!” as riders came in and left. This was the first time I had ever spent four days on a bike, riding 300+ miles to raise funds and awareness for AIDS, and… well, I was draggin some serious butt. Bob’s enthusiasm totally bouyed me and helped carry me through the ride.
Bob isn’t just inspirational during the four days of the ACT Ride – he does it full time. He’s an AIDS activist, educator, and long-time survivor. He’s also a badass pirate.
Check out his sites: onetoughpirate.com and hivictorious.org