Team RANS hills to climb

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Following is a map of the Appalachians Mountains that the RAAM Racers cross on their way to the end of the race at Annapolis, Maryland. Below the map are 5 elevation profiles the Sydde [BROL Member] captured and asked me to post. The time above each profile is the time that Team RANS is project to arrive at the time following the time. Use the profile in conjunctions with the map to see the topography the cyclist will cross. The lettered balloons show the location of the start and end city of each profile. Climbing begins at Grafton around 3:00 a.m.

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Arrive: 3:11 a.m. Grafton, West Virginia [A] to Gormania, West Virginia [B]
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Arrive: 5:19 a.m. Gormania, West Virginia [B]  to La Vale, Maryland [C]
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Arrive: 7:31 a.m. La Vale, Maryland [C]  to Handcock, Maryland [D]
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Arrive: 9:37 a.m. Handcock, Maryland [D] to Rouzerville, Pennsylvania [E]
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Arrive: 11:57 a.m. Rouzerville, Pennsylvania [E] to Hanover, Pennsylvania [F]
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Where might Mr. Giraldo trike on Day20

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…maybe he’ll post his intentions here [BROL Forum] or his site. So far, I see no destination plans beyond Baker, Nevada; but, lucky [I guess] for him, SPOT shows activity at 7:02 a.m. PDT.

Those were my thoughts early this morning relating to Mr. Giraldo’s cycling day.

He crossed the Utah border just before 8:15 a.m. PDT and is now in the Mountain Time Zone. As shown on the map above, his last SPOT [Password=”Student”] location [Point A] he is just under 10 miles from Wah Wah Summit [Point B] and 32 more miles to Milford, Utah [Point C].

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Team Surfing U.S.A.

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Jason Winn, upper right, is the rider who was injured.  Earlier, I published a RAAM blog article and my comments. Sorry they are out of the race.

Team Surfing U.S.A. DNF

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

 
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Yesterday, Team Surfing U.S.A. DNF [Did Not Finish] due to a crash. They were leading in the 4-Person Division, until passed by Team RANS around TS13. They remained in 2nd until their crash. It may have been them who could have given Team RANS a challenge as the teams crossed the Appalachian Mountains. We will never know. The best to Jason and his team members. This is a RAAM blog publication. [An online site with more information] [BROL Thread]

RAAM Vid, with Team RANS

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

 
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RAAM TS36 Report

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

 

Time Station 36 Forecast [Effingham, Illinois]

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They were due in at 12:55 a.m. and are reported in as 12:47 @ the Effingham TS. We wonder what happened in reporting of their arrival. Well, the team is well and is still riding. TS37 also cleared.

Team RANS Penalty

Team RANS received a 15 minute penalty for not calling in their time station time within 30 minutes of passing the time station. Now we know what happened. Making the call is a crew responsibility. Okay, we must stay alert as we close in on Annapolis, Maryland. The best…

Team RANS late in to Time Station 36

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

 

Time Station 36 Forecast [Effingham, Illinois]

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They were due in at 12:55 a.m. and have not yet arrived or reported arrival at the Effingham TS.