Monthly Archives: June 2012

RAAM 2012 Race Report – Part II: RAW Revisited

In case you missed it: RAAM Race Report – Part I, Tapering: More Dangerous than Training! And now for Part II…. I signed up for RAAM because of how successful my Race Across the West (RAW) experience had been in … Continue reading

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RAAM 2012 Race Report – Part I: Tapering, More Dangerous Than Training!

Let me start my RAAM race report by sharing a bit of the chaos that went on in the lead-up to RAAM. My training all year long had been going fabulously well, so I guess I was overdue for some … Continue reading

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RAAM From a Mechanic’s Perspective

(post by Doug) Our goals as a crew in RAAM are to keep Joan safe and to get her to the finish line.  In order to accomplish this, we have to get Joan’s bicycles to the finish line as well.    I have … Continue reading

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Final Preparations

Emails have been flying back and forth today.  Mike has built  an amazing bunk bed system for the Sprinter Support Vehicle and is putting together numerous other structural supports in the 3 vehicles.  Joan, Katie, and Dawn were packing, organizing … Continue reading

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A Message from the Crew Chief

Solo RAAM is the ultimate race in the world for an Ultra-Cyclist.  Joan has done the training and is very prepared to trek across this country passing through 14 states and traveling from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland in under … Continue reading

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A Physio’s View on “The Ultimate Time Trial”…

Imagine this…a 3000 mile time trial with 170, 000 feet of climbing…unreal isn’t it? All of this in fewer than 12 days and 12 hours…this is exactly what Joan Deitchman is going to attempt to accomplish in just a few … Continue reading

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T-9 days and counting

The preparations are immense. The details are countless. And the tension is starting to build. Joan Deitchman’s attempt to complete and compete solo RaaM (Race Across America) is getting close to the starting point – Oceanside to Annapolis, 3050 miles, … Continue reading

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LLS Fundraising Update

I’m overwhelmed by the support I’ve received for my Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraising – as of today, I’ve raised over $12,000 thanks to the generosity of friends, family, coworkers, and strangers. Thank you everyone – your contribution WILL make … Continue reading

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