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.