Meissner Run

Meissner Run
Snowshoe running in gorgeous Central Oregon

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


After much procrastination, I’ve finally got the new order process ready and Snap has graciously agreed to collect the orders with payment via PayPal. If we can get the orders collected by June 14, the orders will be shipped the week of August 7th. They’ll go off to the equally gracious yellow (to avoid CA taxes) who will ship the individual jerseys.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Amici Veloci story, here is the short version. Back in August 2004 I was diagnosed with MS and was open about it on this forum. I decided I wanted to ride in the Top Hat Classic 2005 (a local MS ride) and I suddenly received an incredible email from jobob, snap, aka_kim, veronica and Adventure_Girl. They wanted to be on a team with me! Wow, was I an emotional mess. Our team grew to 15 strong and we were the largest non-corporate fundraising team (thanks to many of you). Out of that we decided that we needed a jersey but that also we would try to ride one charity ride a year. We want anyone and everyone who wants a jersey to have the opportunity to buy one and encourage all to wear it in a charity event.

The details:

  • Photos: go to the photobucket link above
  • Items available: See order form which is for information purposes only. You will need to give snap all the details on the PayPal transaction.
    **We need 25 minimum short sleeve/sleeveless items for the min order.
    **25 min also applies to arm warmers and or long sleeve jerseys.
  • Shipping: included in cost
  • Payment: PayPal only
  • Fit: if you have a local shop that carries Voler team kit, ask to try it on. Feel free to ask anyone who already has a Voler jersey for advice but check which fabric is used. The AV jersey is made from SQPro which does not stretch as much as Aries MicroPlus.

If you know anyone that may be interested, please feel free to direct them here

May we all be Amici Veloci, fast friends.

Special thanks to spazz for her design help. I finally get to meet her Saturday!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Fleming Meadows - May 28, Sunday

Bubba and Sarah are planning a little jaunt at Fleming Meadows. Been too long since we've played in the dirt.

Time: Ready to ride at 10 AM
Where: The Trailhead

Call us if you want more info.

Mt Diablo 5/27/06 - road ride

Ride up South Gate Road to the summit (or wherever you want to turn around)

When: Saturday, May 27
Start: 7:30 or earlier if it is hot
Where: Train Museum in Danville
After Ride Rehab Location: La Ultima (New Mexican restaurant in walking distance)
Distance: 15 miles climbing up 3,850' and then back down the same path.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Dam Corners and Valleys Ride AGAIN - May 20

Saturday morning at 4:30 am and KCRA's triple doppler is showing clear skies. Looks like it could be one great day!

I'll only post again if it looks like **** when I deliver everyone to the Davis Double start.

We're going to try again. The Davis Double is also on May 20th so we may have a few sane people joining us whilst spouses go abuse themselves. The DD will have a rest stop at Markley Cove from 6-9 am so we should see the DD riders.

This ride will be a relaxed ramble through the countryside. We’ll climb northwest up the canyon alongside Putah Creek over the Monticello Dam and Cardiac Hill, which are the only big climbs of the day, to Moskowite Corner. From there, one little bump and then we fly down Wooden Valley to Mankas Corners and on to Fairfield where we'll take a food break at the coffee house. We’ll turn north, climb a few short rollers and then have a couple options: 1) a nice smooth ride all the way north back to Lake Solano Park and on to Winters or 2) head east across Vaca Valley Road, up Gibson Canyon and the east side of Cantelow. Option 2 rejoins the Option 1 riders for the smooth ride back to Winters.

Start: Steady Eddy's Coffee House in Winters (park in lot next door)
When: On our bikes by 7 am (early because of the heat and the boat hauling idjits)

Length: 62-72
Climbing: 2,780 without the extra climb of Cantelow

To get to Winters: Interstate 505 goes north right into Winters from I-80 or your can take Russell Blvd east out of Davis.

Let us know if you're interested.