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.
Sorry, this trip is now full. Those who jumped on in time will be camping in Eastern Oregon within a few miles of the center line of the total solar eclipse. We'll be enjoying a few days of cycling and sight seeing.
2008 Race Across Oregon
On the way to a new RAO course record! 537.5 miles, 40,000 ft climbing, 30.83 hrs, 17.43 mph avg! (click on photo to go directly to RAO blog entries)
`09 Furnace Creek 508
Click on the photo to see a video of my participation in the `09 Furnace Creek 508
Click [HERE] to see some photos and video that didn't make it into the Furnace Creek 508 presentation.
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.