Meissner Run

Meissner Run
Snowshoe running in gorgeous Central Oregon

Friday, July 13, 2007

We're heading from Waves to Wine!

This year the Fast Friends are coming full circle and participating in a ride to benefit the cause that brought us all together in the first place.

On day one, we'll start from AT&T Park in San Francisco, head over the Golden Gate Bridge (SadieKate is really looking forward to that!) through Marin, up Highway 1 past Stinson Beach, and then we'll cut inland for the overnight at Sonoma Mountain Village in Rhonert Park. Except since we're a bunch of pampered princesses who prefer soft beds & indoor plumbing, after the festivities at Sonoma Mountain Village we'll head off to a nearby motel for the night. On day two we'll head from Rhonert Park thru wine country to Healdsburg and finish at Lake Sonoma.

We'd be grateful for your support!

Here's a direct link to the team Amici Veloci fundraising site:

You could contribute to our team, or, click on the name of a team member to sponsor her individually.

We thank you so much for your help in the fight against MS.
SadieKate, V, snapdragen, aka_kim, Trekhawk, Ninabike, Emerald, mtkitchn, and jobob.

Monday, June 11, 2007

You NEED an AV jersey ! :) Order deadline July 18

Goodness gracious, the Fast Friends are at it again.

Here's your chance to finally own a lovely and highly coveted Amici Veloci jersey. Or vest. Or jacket. Or armwarmers. Or all of the above! ;)

Order Form (excel version) --> Please, if you can, use the excel version of the order form, it will make order processing so much easier for our good friend snapdragen!

Order Form (pdf version)

Payment is by PayPal only. See the instructions on the order form.

New for 2007 - Women's sleeveless in Club Cut! Yay!! No annoying elastic at the bottom!

Here are some photos of our model in the womens short-sleeve club cut jersey, with and without the matching armwarmers. The jersey will be slightly redesigned for 2007 to include the bike journal and Team Estrogen logos.

Got Questions?
Check out these threads on the bike journal and the Team Estrogen forums. Your questions might already be answered there. And if they're not, please go ahead and post 'em on one of these threads.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Fast Friends support RAAM

I am just brimming with pride over my friends. Somehow I missed the fact that someone I had grown to like and respect via a cycling forum was riding RAAM was again this year. I had the opportunity to meet and ride with Bernie Barge of Team JDRF when a few friends, my husband and I rode in the San Luis Obispo Wildflower Century this year. It turned out there were no wildflowers (well, hardly any) but there sure was a lot of heat, 103 degrees of it to be precise. We were all sick with it, but I was in particular stress. Bernie stuck with me through thick and thin and we made it across the line. During the ride when we were slowly grinding away in the heat and wind, I found out that Bernie was racing RAAM again so last night I did a little sleuthing around on the ‘net idly looking for his team information, only to find that we could stake claim to time stations to not only support Bernie and his team, but to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Being the enthusiastic yakker that I can sometimes be, I emailed a few friends as test cases and they were all game to chip in and get time stations. Taking this as a good sign, I posted on the women’s cycling forum at and emailed a bunch of folks I knew through Wow about sums it up. I am speechless with the generosity that flowed.

As of Thursday night we have 10 time stations:

§ Lake Henshaw, CA
§ Williams, AZ
§ Collins, MO
§ Greenville, IL
§ Putnamville, IN
§ Troy, OH
§ Parkersburg, WV
§ Rouzerville, PA
§ Delaware Memorial Bridge, NJ
§ McKee City, NJ

Thanks to the generosity of these wonderful folks, we’ll help defray team costs and support the Research Foundation with any leftover funds.

§ Veronica* and Thom
§ Jobob*
§ aka_kim*
§ pkq
§ Fredwina
§ TrekHawk
§ Pansy Palmetto
§ Yellow and Mr. Yellow
§ Tenbrooks
§ Melissam
§ ShubieGA
§ BikerZ
§ WrenchBoy
§ Adventure_Girl*
§ Triskeliongirl
§ GT

*Amici Veloci Bored Members

I was hoping to fund one time station and we have 10. What a tremendous group of people I’m honored to know.

Team JDRF, we’re at your back and we’ll be ready for those calls anytime day or night.

Vada velocemente! Go fast!