Vic's Reports

Vic's Reports

Vic Armijo is a veteran RAAM Journalist and covers the front of the race in Media 1
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Since taking over half a day off the bike to recover from altitude sickness in Colorado, Seana Hogan (USA) has taken a huge chunk out of the 204-mile gap she conceded to Nicole Reist (Switzerland).

Seen here is a member of Team BC+1 climbing Wolf Creek Pass. The team, made up of John Caulway, Bob Willix, Matt Pumo and Mark DeNatale are three 1994 Boston College graduates and Ultraman/Ironman/Coach Willix.

Five years ago Ed Schmidt bought a home in Lebanon, Ohio (outside of Oxford) and then that summer couldn’t help but notice all of the cyclists going by. “We didn’t know what it was,” he told RAAM Media One this afternoon. “And after about the third year we learned all about it.” He and his Mrs now look forward to being able to sit in the front yard (as we spotted him today) and watch the World’s Toughest Bicycle Race go by. “This year my wife decided she’d make a sign.”

Mark Pattinson (UK), one of the favorites in this 35th edition of RAAM has withdrawn from the race after having reached Greensburg, Indiana, 2,398 miles from Oceanside.

Antonia’s Friend, a 4-rider team from the UK is currently holding onto 6th place in the 4-rider under age 50 category. They rode through Yates Center, Kansas today, some 1,718 miles from the Oceanside Pier. The riders are Charlie Bundy (seen here), Rob Wainwright, Mark Reed and Gavin Williams.

Shusanah Pillinger, Britain’s only woman to finish RAAM isn’t racing this year and has been living vicariously through her computer as she watches this year’s RAAM unfold.

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