After all the fun at Hoodoo, I’m considering making a run at the RAW (Race Across the West) in June 2019. 931 miles, Oceanside CA to Durango CO, starts with the RAAM. Ever since high school when the first record attempts were made, I’ve had a fascination with RAAM, and remember watching the highlights on Wide World of Sports in the mid 1980s. RAW is the second step in the progression.
I’d like to commit by the regular entry deadline at the end of November, and am looking for crew. Most of Day 2 (June 12 2019) will be crossing AZ, passing NW of Phoenix on US 60/AZ 71, through Flagstaff, and on up to the Durango. Northern AZ (likely daylight on Day 3, June 13) will be particularly tough on the crew, as a follow vehicle is required from north of Flagstaff to the UT/CO state line even in daylight, and by CO, it should be night, and follow will be required again. Flagstaff is about 600 miles into the event, so by then the Oceanside crew will really need a break.
Any help getting me across AZ and getting my crew a break would be super appreciated. Crew can join en route, and would be a great help at giving my wife and son who will likely start with me in Oceanside a much needed break. I’d still like another couple for the Oceanside start too, if you are excited about a road trip across some spectacular western landscape.
You can e-mail direct at email@example.com and would very much appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thanks.
My interest in ultracycling dates back when I first started seriously riding a bike in college in the early 1980s. This is my RAW story preparing to complete the Race Across the West in 2019.