Monday, March 23, 2015

No Biking Today

But it has been a busy day doing bike things!

My Race Across Oregon racer, John Henry Maurice was hit by a drunk driver while on a training ride in Central Oregon last weekend and will not be able to compete this year.  Thus that weekend became open for me, and was quickly snapped up by William Ironox Pruett who will be competing in the Oregon Double Anvil. The Oregon Double Anvil is a 4.8 mile swim, 224 mile bike, and 52.4 mile run double Ironman competition held at Henry Hagg Lake.

I am still on the books as Crew Chief for Barry Dickson at this June's Race Across the West, 860 miles from Oceanside, CA to Durango CO. Even though that event is still nearly 3 months away, as Crew Chief I've been busy with organizing the effort. I've been working all day on GPS data for the race and updating team documents.  The most tangible thing I did was the construction of an overhead warning sign that is fully adjustable for any vehicle.

The vinyl lettering is 4" tall red reflective lettering, as per RAAM/RAW/RAO rules and was supplied by  I applied the lettering to a piece of white polycarbonate that I picked up at TAP Plastics. I bolted the sign to an adjustable width metal framework, attached the required amber flashing lights, and prewired the unit so it is ready to go.   It is a good upgrade to the one I made for Race Across Oregon many years ago, and to the made-to-order ones I've made for other races. It will clear up a lot of valuable rear of vehicle real estate for other uses.

It has been a bit of a wet day, so it was not too challenging to spend the day mostly indoors instead of out on my bike.

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