Tour of Discovery Videos are up!

Mr. Giraldo has uploaded several new videos. I have them listed with links on a media page that combines and consolidates his pictures and videos. The videos play at YouTube. Mr. Giraldo has done a fantastic job of capturing the essence of this experience. Thank you sir!  –jim

RAAM starts today!

2007RAAMLogoCOLOR Tuesday, June 16, 12:00 p.m. PDT

RAAM women and 60+ solo racers

One-Hundred Ten miles to Austin, Nevada

Day11 ride for Mr. Giraldo and the next major town lies 48 miles further away [110 miles] than the 62 miles he rode yesterday to Fallon, Nevada. So, what will he do today? My guess is that he stops enroute. Maybe at Cold Springs [60.8 miles] or Eastgate [55.2 miles], depending on whether he chooses the northern [longer/flatter] route of the southern [shorter/hillier] route. There is also Middlegate [47.1 miles] just before Highway 50 bears off to the left.  Earlier I did a Google Earth flyover Highway 50 to Austin—quite an interesting route. You can’t tell a lot from the graphic below, but here is a Google Map of the topography. Austin sits just off the map, to the east, at the base of Mt. Prometheus

Day11 Fallon to X

Rafael has posted new comments to his blog—no Day10 pictures yet.

I welcome your comments…


Fallon realized @ 9:00 p.m. PDT

Congratulation Mr. Giraldo—not at the city-limits, but downtown at his place of lodging.