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19.6.10

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to the FA Dads on the Team FARA crew- Paul Konanz, Mike Andresen, Bob O'Neil and Mike Bryant. Thank you for trading in a quiet Father's Day at home to be on the road keeping our cyclists safe and moving towards the finish line. Thank you Paul- our RV captain and fixer of all RV things broken (generators, toilets, etc). Thank you Mike A. for all of the research on the rules, route, elevation profiles, temperatures, and cell coverage. Your detail management made us feel more in the know and less like a rookie crew. Thank you Bob for all the time spent preparing the vehicles and countless driving hours over the last week. And thank you to Mike B.- our crew chief -for taking on the enormous responsibility of leading four cyclists and twelve crew on this incredible cross country journey all because your son asked you to.

Thank you FA Dads. You monitored and followed our cyclists through sun and rain, light and darkness, mountains and windy plains. You did it on compromised sleep time and under stressful conditions. You did it because you love your kid and wanted to honor him/her with this service to the greater FA community. With the utmost respect-- Thank you.

And Happy Father's Day to my own Dad. Thanks for teaching me that there is nothing better than being a member of a team that has a worthy purpose.

7 comments:

Pam said...

Happy Father's Day to all our dads. Very fitting that you all will be finishing on Father's Day. Hugs to all!

cmbryant said...

Happy Fathers Day to everybody especially Mike B. Very proud to call you my Dad

Anne said...

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads but especially the Team FARA crew dads. And Felicia, for all the times you waited and watched your dad and his teams, he is now in Annapolis, at the finish line waiting and watching for you and your team. Love you, Mom

Allison D said...

Happy Father's Day to all Dads!! Felicia, I couldn't agree with you more. Dad definitely taught us the value of being part of a team. Love you and can't wait to see you tomorrow....Al

Socal2va said...

Yes... Happy Father's Day to all the Dads: Dads by birth and Dads by marriage. Thank you for teaching your boys to be strong, caring, loving men. Thank you for showing your daughters what a strong, caring, loving man is. Thank you, especially to our Team FARA dads. My wish to you this Father's Day is a cure for FA. Ride on, Team FARA!

Kelly said...

Please wish Phil a happy fathers day as well. His girls are already planning something special when he returns.

Spinner said...

Happy Father's Day Mike! God has blessed Kyle with a great Dad and I'm sure that goes both ways!!! In NO-WAY could he do as much as he does if you didn't stand by him. It may just be me, but I can not think of a better way to spend Father's Day, not only do you get to be with Kyle, you get to see him finish this incredable task and KNOW that he is so inspirering to EVERYONE he meets. Kyle must have a GREAT Dad (his Mom's not all that bad either