RAAM ’09 Team RANS

  The photos below were taken by  BROL Member Richard Philabaum and are published here with his permission. Hover over a photo to see information about that photograph. Thank you very much Richard.
   The riders ready to bike to the RAAM start


The guys after the "buzz" cut (Karta's idea!!??!!) Left to right:  Rick Ashabranner, Glen Druery, Tim Woudenberg, and Karta Atehortua
    Team photo last Friday in Oceanside  
Team RANS at the start line rider introductions     The Team Start line-up at Oceanside

Tim motoring into TS5, Rick has just started to move for the exchange (they must cross wheels). Sandy Earl, the Team's Crew Chief is holding Karta's bike. Karta waiting to get his bike onto the "Frogger" van for his riding shift
    Rick leaving TS5 headed for Prescott, AZ    
Rick waiting for the rider exchange at TS5 in Congress, AZ   Rick waiting for the exchange

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Mr. Giraldo, where are you going to camp?

39.3754 to Ely

As I have it, you are in the vicinity of the midpoint of today’s journey, with about 38 miles remaining to get to Ely, Nevada. It took you roughly 9 hours to get to this point. It is almost 4:00 p.m. PDT. If you go for Ely, I expect it will take you around 8 more hours. That puts you in around mid-night. I don’t think so. I’m thinking you may ride to the vicinity of Roberson Summit and camp there. So, let us see what Mr. Giraldo decides to do on this Day17 of his epic journey…

A note from Mr. G:

Rafael Giraldo Araque (Fort Lauderdale, FL) wrote at 1:43am
Today was truly fantastic! I climbed 4 summits (Pinto Summit 7,351’, Pancake Summit 6,521’, Little Antelope Summit 7,438’ and Robinson Summit 7,607’), rode for 13 hours and 49 minutes and covered over 80 miles from Eureka to Ely, NV. The weather was great, the light ideal for photography and video. The shoots were exceptional. One cannot ask for more. Plus, tomorrow I turn 46.

Eureka + 30

Thirty miles and 6 hours later [on a 78-mile journey], here we [Mr. Giraldo] are as he makes his way to Ely, or points just short of there. I’ll soon post Terry’s elevation map of this area. You are doing well sir! Thanks for taking us along.  –jim

Eureka  30

Terry’s elevation information and comments

Day17 morning climb

Day17 first 4 miles

Over the first 3-hours of riding, Mr. Giraldo climbed these hills. You are doing it [Password=”Student”]!

Mr. Gilardo’s Day17 ride…

Eureka, Nevada to ??? [TBD]

Hi: 71°

Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 71 to 77. Light winds becoming east around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Lo: 40°

Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 39 to 45. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph and gusty in the evening becoming light.

Mr. Giraldo began his trek toward Ely, Nevada @ 6:36 a.m. PDT. That is a much earlier start for him than many before. We are happy for him.  Ride details are here for the ride that was weather delayed yesterday.

RAAM 06/22 video report on Team RANS

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Team RANS in Congress, Arizona


Glenn Druery (Sputnick) [Team [4-person] RANS RiderRANS Xstream] [BROL Thread] [photos by Larry Varney] Larry Varney [Team RANS Support Crew] [BROL Thread]



This is a photo of RANS Racer Tim Woudenberg from the RAAM Website