D Day +1: Arizona & Utah, a set on Flickr.
Heavy cross-winds make the second night shift a long, hard slog across the Arizonian desert for the Slaymaker boys.
Nick Scott Photography’s photostream on Flickr.
Crank Addicts have finished their Race Across America, taking 6th place in the 4-man team event & completing the 3,000 miles in only 6 days, 3 hours and 39 minutes.
There will be many more pictures to come but in the meantime everyone is getting some well deserved R&R.
Hi all, from Jamie, Rich, Greg and Charlie. We have just done 83 miles in a little over three hours across the Kansas plains. Racing is getting tight and the entire state seems to smell of cattle! 4 hours off then 6 hours to pure time trialling, fingers crossed the head wind stays where it is!
Well hello again trusty blog followers!
So much has happened since we last spoke – yet there is so little time to tell you about it!
We are sitting typing this in McDonalds in Ulysses, Kansas, and by the time you read this we will be almost half way across America.
Jamie, Rich, James and Chappers have now cycled over 1,200 miles, from hot & sunny California, through dry and deserted Arizona, Utah, across large swathes of picturesque Colorado and we now are passing through Kansas.
We have witnessed some of the most beautiful scenery as the ever-changing and awe-inspiring landscape slowly unfolds before us.
The going is really, really tough. This truly is a challenging race.
We are constantly on the move. There is always a racer on the course and the rest of the crew have to ensure we all keep moving with them.
Yet for all the logistical and physical challenges that RAAM presents, Crank Addicts are going strong.
We have now crested Wolf Creek at 10987.5 feet – the highest point in the race – and are making our way across the Great Plains on our way to the race half way point in Pratt, Kansas.
You can follow live updates of our progress on the official RAAM website:
Be sure to check out the latest pictures on Flickr too:
We will try to keep you further updated as and when we find some internet connectivity – which is somehow harder than you might think in the US!
Love from Kansas,
The Crank Addicts Team
RAAM 2011 Update from the Road, a set on Flickr.
RAAM 2011 – Day 3, a set on Flickr.
RAAM 2011 – Day 2: Preparation, Preparation, Preparation. , a set on Flickr.
Pictures and captions from Day 2 at Crank Addicts HQ in Oceanside are on Flickr!