I am in The Dalles in advance of tomorrow's Race Across Oregon. I designed the course and created the route book. I'm taking a bit of glee in the fact that this is the toughest RAAM qualifier, with 522 miles, and more importantly, 41,717 feet of elevation gain. At least the weather will cooperate, it may be a bit windy, but is predicted to be about 25-30 degrees cooler than normal. There shouldn't be any long climbs in 100 degree temperatures this year.
I am on the support crew for Lisa Bliss, rider number 505.
Me, Csilla, Lisa, and Tim, ready for action!
You can view satellite tracking of her and the other competitors HERE.
In October of 2010 I completed a 4 year goal of finishing the Furnace Creek 508, an Ultra Cycling race billed as "The Toughest 48 Hours in Sport". I had planned to put together a video of the experience, however I could never come up with a plan on how to document what ended up being just a long bike ride.