Monday, March 17, 2008

Tour de Houston

Originally uploaded by ffacker
I had my first real ride on Saturday when I participated in the 40-mile Tour de Houston. Having only been training a week I was a little worried about my endurance, but I made it with no problems -- aside from an achey butt. (I still can't decide if I'm going to be able to toughen up or if I'm going to have to buy a new seat.)

We left town hall at 7:30 a.m., and made a trip up the Hardy Toll Road out to the Humble area and back. It was actually quite fun going up and down the roll road flyovers and overpasses.

There's now 4 weeks left to train for the MS 150, and as long as I can keep this pace up, I'm going to be ready. However, I still need your donations to reach my fundraising goal. If anyone would like to help the cause, you can donate at

Monday, March 10, 2008

Please help me in the fight against MS as I ride in the BP MS 150

Hello to everyone. I hope you’re all doing well.

I rarely ask anything of my friends and family, but this year I’ve taken on the challenge of riding in the BP MS150, a 150-mile bicycle ride from Houston to Austin, which raises money for Multiple Sclerosis research. The ride takes place April 12 – 13, and I may have a camera crew riding with me, so hopefully I’ll have some great footage, which captures the spirit of this event to share with all of you.

Due to my recent tonsillectomy, I’ve gotten a late start on my training, but I’m back to 100 percent and hit the trails all weekend. Along with my training, I’m looking for sponsors to help us meet our 2008 combined goal of $14 million dollars. My personal goal is $400.

Please don’t feel obliged to give, but if you would like to donate, you can give online at

Thank you for your generous help in supporting the fight against Multiple Sclerosis.

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