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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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Race Across the West 2011 – The Gateway Drug to RAAM!

Race Across the West was my main event for 2011, and was the most ambitious event I’d ever signed up for – 860 miles that traveled through 4 states with over 40,000 feet of climbing and a time cutoff of … Continue reading

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