May 9, 2008: Sharon Botkin reports $115 more in donations! Good job, Sharon!
May 2, 2008: Andy Fuselier reports $436 in donation! Well done, Andy!
April 23, 2008: George Boyd reports $5,250 additional donations! Will Boyd reports $4,200 additional! Ok, campers, by my count,
that takes Team Amy over last year's total! Awesome!!
April 18, 2008: Chris Coffman reports $950 more! That's the way, baby!
April 18, 2008: David Steakley reports $2 grand more!
April 17, 2008: David Steakley reports $25 more, thanks, Dr. Ray!
April 17, 2008: Glen Boudreaux reports $1,090, bringing his final total to $10,110! Excellent!
April 15, 2008: Sharon Botkin reports $94 more! Jim Botkin weighs in with $1,250! Go, baby, go!
April 15, 2008: Frank Boudreaux and Debbie Becker report more funds! Keep it coming!
April 11, 2008: Frank Boudreaux turns in $100 more! Well done!
April 9, 2008: Debbie and Jim Becker report more donations! Will Boyd reports more! Way to go!! And don't worry,
there's still time to collect more pledges even after the ride.
April 3, 2008: Sharon Botkin reports $231 more in donations! Jenny Becker reports $685 in donations! Way to go!!
April 2, 2008: David Steakley reports $50 more in donations. Thanks, Anneke!
April 1, 2008: Shea Pilgrim reports $140 more in donations. Excellent!
March 31, 2008: Glen Boudreaux reports $4,520 more in donations. Awesome!!
March 31, 2008: Frank Boudreaux reports $40 more in donations. Well done!
March 28, 2008: We've just opened Box 13 from Duval County, revealing $4,500 in donations for the Learned Counselor!
Way to go, LC! Team Amy passes the cumulative $100,000 mark in total funds raised during the life of the team!
March 27, 2008: Way to go, Chris Coffman, $980 more in donations!
March 25, 2008: Todd bumps George Boyd up $150, for a total to date of $1,750. Thanks, Todd! Way to go, George!
March 20, 2008: Here's the latest news from Honi for TEAM AMY RIDERS!
NEW TEAM INFORMATION FOR THE 2008 RIDE - email Honi and let her know you've read this!
I am telling you all the new info in brief here. If you don't understand, then just email me and I'll explain further.
BUT the MS officials are having to enforce the rules this year and will PULL YOU OUT OF THE RIDE for infractions. They have called
in extra ride marshals and police to make sure folks are safe and following the rules of the road. If in doubt with any rule, then
read the MS 150 web site very carefully and take the safety quiz. We win points as a team for a majority of riders taking that quiz.
Frank took it and realized that several of the rules had changed when he didn't score as high as last year.
- All equipment must be in good order-no broken pedals, cracked helmets, flapping shoes (no flip flops) etc. They will force you
onto a SAG wagon where you'll go to the next stop to BUY the new stuff you must replace. So get all in order right now.
- NO EAR PHONES, NOR ANY RADIOS OR IPODS HANGING ON YOUR NECK, BIKE ETC. Listen to nature instead. They can bump you completely off
the ride and take you into La Grange or Austin, depending on the day and the infraction.
- NO more than 2 abreast on the road.
- Breakpoints 3 and 5 have been moved on the first day. Look on the ride map to see where they are now.
- You can set your cell phone for emergency warnings if you wish so that you know what's ahead (weather etc). But I thought
I'd set mine and send out a group email if I need it.
- Pedal Partners are now called "champs" and Amy is going to sign the bandanas for us. If you have another friend for whom you
are riding that's ok too. The color this year is orange.
- Team Amy has a special gift for any donor of $1000 or more -let me know their name and address.
- There's a third starting place in WALLER, TX, 25 miles cut off the ride. ALSO this means those riders will be filing
into Bellville from the BACK where we come in (we the support team for your lunch). Don't worry we will be there with your
special lunch, but we may have riders passing by.
- No urinating except in porta potties. Ahem. This one is for you to do whatever with.
- Please be extra polite to the locals, the police and the marshals. These small towns are overwhelmed by our presence,
even tho they benefit greatly from it.
- We will start from the Omni Hotel as we did last year. More on our logistics later.
Keep training and asking for those donations. We need every dollar!!! You can start sending them in to the MS office once you
have your rider number, if you wish-they'll keep your running total. May the wind be at our backs!!!!! Go Team AMY!! The spinning wheel, Honi
February 26, 2008: Welcome the latest Team Amy support team member, Cody DeBord! The BigWheel says
Cody is our Chef. I don't know exactly what that all entails, but it sounds pretty terrific. Welcome, Cody!
February 11, 2008: Welcome the latest Team Amy rider, Thomas Barrow! Thomas is a
volunteer at the MS office, and will serve as a Ride Marshall.
February 9, 2008: Coffman reports: "After a two-year hiatus, Chris Coffman looks to reprise his role as Chief Interloper
and Best-in-class Outlaw as he and Charger take on the sissy BaconBleu-Boudreaux brothers and their borrowed machines. The cheers
of Elizabeth, Henry and Coffman baby two will be heard all the way from Brooklyn."
GET RIDING - Team Amy is gearing up for the April 2008 ride. We have many returning riders from
last year, and some new riders as well. Riders, submit your
photos from previous years at Flickr
The Learned Counselor alleges that he is going to ride yet one more time, his tenth outing. You cannot permit yourself
to miss this athletic spectacle.
The Webmeister will be riding, his 11th April ride. He struggled a bit on the Valero MS150 in October, but sag he did not.
Rumour has it that the BaconBleu Brothers will be winging in from the coast, one sporting his trademark girl's volleyball
socks, and the other pestering everyone to borrow their vaseline.