|Steve Magnus, Jodee and Ed Novak|
Meg had also qualified and a couple of weeks later we found out Jodee qualified. Ed convinced Jodee to go and started raising funds from our Tarmac team members. Meanwhile, Bob Herman lead an effort to raise funds for Meg from Westchester Cycle Club. That convinced Meg to sign up. Our friends Christine and Bari worked with Ed to put on a wonderful fund raising event at Jodee and Ed's place- a multi level ride and wine lotto- that raised even more money. Suddenly we were all going to South Africa.
Today is the day. Ed has been having such great fun coaching, cheer leading and planning activities for or trip- so we decided to take him with us! He rented a big van to take us around, and brought his bike to ride with us when he can. My man Victor and Meg's man John drove us to the airport and got us on our way. We also have Ann Marie Miller, rock star national champion bike racer, traveling with us. It's a lot for Ed to handle, but he's a big man, with a heart and spirit to match.