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Race Across America – 2009 Part II

July 1st, 2009

RAAM wasn’t all bad, really. We developed some great camaraderie with some of the riders and crew, especially in our van. We did get to see some interesting parts of the country and have some great experiences.

We drove through Monument Valley, one of the most iconic roads in the country. It was about midnight, so all we saw was strip of road in the tunnel of the headlights. I didn’t even realized that we had gone through it until a few hours later. (more…)

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Race Across America – 2009 Part I

July 1st, 2009

We just finished crewing for a team in the Race Across America. RAAM is a non-stop bicycle race from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD.

We’ve debated for a couple of days how we would describe our RAAM experience.  At the end of the race we were unhappy with the net result . After a week of very little sleep and some growing personality conflicts, the race ended for us on a sour note.  We’ve thought about not posting this write up, but decided that we wanted to describe the race from our perspective, good and bad. (more…)

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Race Across America 2009 in Photos

June 29th, 2009

  • A racer from another team  rides into the sunrise in New Mexico.

We’ve just come back from working on the crew for a team in the Race Across America (RAAM). RAAM is a non-stop bicycle race from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD.  We crewed for Team Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This year, the team was made up of 8 tandems.  That’s 16 riders, with 5 support vans and 10 support crew.  This was easily the largest team ever assembled for RAAM.  Mananging the logistics of that many people was a challenge.

We started in Oceanside on 20 June at 2 PM. and finished in Annapolis in the early morning hours of 27 June. Total time of 6 Days, 10 Hours, 4 minutes.

Here are the photos.  A detailed write will be along shortly.

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