I'm Randy Mouri and this blog is about my quest to be an official finisher in the Race Across AMerica (RAAM), the toughest endurance race in the world. It's over and I became an official solo finisher in 11 days, 1 hour and 13 minutes! We continue to raise money and awareness on behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NoVa). If you would like to make a donation to Habitat NoVa, please visit my page on Habitat’s site. Endless thanks to our sponsors and all the folks that have made such generous contributions. Team Mouri would not have been able to travel so comfortably, which certainly may have changed the outcome of the race.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

UPDATED Across the MISSISSIPPI

Randy has crossed the Mississippi River at TS 35. More to follow.

Crew's view

UPDATE from Crew: ""Randy is now resting. A pattern has emerged the past 3 days. Randy rides 150 miles, gets so tired he is falling asleep on the bike so he goes down for a nap. After the nap he is on the bike for up to 200 more miles. We have 20 more miles to the shuttle across the Mississippi (route detours have required this change), then 10 miles to the Time Station. The average speed will jump because of the 20 minute car ride."

UPDATE 2 from Crew: "What a mess! Heavy urban traffic. Incomplete and complicated detours. Road construction. No miscues but lots of delays and the Itallian spies were funny Randy did ride his bike over the Mississippi River after all. He made the time cut off. Regrouping to see what is next. Now ridden 2030 miles!"

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

You ROCK Randy!!!!!
Keep knocking off the miles!
Love ya. Jeff & Elena

Len zawodniak said...

That is awe inspiring!!! Keep it steady Randy, there is nothing that you haven't done before !!
Len zawodniak

MG said...

Randy, you continue to amaze and inspire with every pedal stroke. SOOOOO tough! We're all cheering you on!!!

boardvet said...

Less than 1000 miles left. You are truly inspiring. You have a great crew and a HUGE following. Tailwinds always.

Sarah C. said...

I think that ice cream helped. Eat some more tonight!

Mike said...

Go Randy Go!! What an accomplishment.

Steve said...

Wow, the West is big! The states will click off more quickly now. Glued to my computer watching your every success. Your ten thousand watt ice cream smile was a picture worth a thousand words. Stay safe.

Karen Acosta said...

Wow it must have been the ice cream propellant! I just had some Mint chocolate chip to celebrate.
Lovve Karen Acosta

Anonymous said...

Randy,

They have REALLY good ice cream in Annapolis. Keep riding strong.

Fran

Dave Meridith said...

They always say the race starts at the Mississipi! Enjoy my homestate of Illinois and when you reach Athens, Ohio (another previous home) be sure to look for my ghost walking around!
Dave Meridith
PS I love the stories and pictures. We will be waiting in Maryland for you!

wabeck said...

Wow, Randy. What an amazing performance. You just seem to be getting stronger. Keep up the great work and you'll be in Maryland soon.

Bill B

jeff said...

Ol Man Riverrr, that ol' man riverrr, he just keep rollin a longg. Just like Randy!!!

Go Randy Go!!!

Jane said...

Woo hoo!! Randy "steamed" right across that river. Go Randy Go!!
Crew -- you keep going too -- you are doing awesome and I know exercising your amazing flexiblity!! So awe inspiring!!

Anonymous said...

Big tailwinds to you buddy! You make me proud. Roll baby roll!
John Fuoco

Kenny L said...

Only triple digit miles left...piece of cake. Better top that off with some Ice Cream! Go Randy & Crew!

Jeff F said...

Woooooooo-hoooooooooo!

I just had a beer on your behalf!

Andrea M. said...

Down to triple digits! Woo hoo!! Go Randy Go!

Anonymous said...

Pat, Lena, & Vince Gude are awe struck by this incredible event, and are honored and privileged to call you our friend. We love you and Susie so much. The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart, this you will build your life by, and this you will become. Keep the pedals spinning brother.

Beverley said...

Mr. Randy, you're incredible. It's amazing to look at the map and see how far you've ridden--and what a relatively small part of the country you still have to cover. Keep on doing what you're doing!

Love and hugs,Bev

Karen said...

You are doing great Randy. You are a great advertisement for ice cream. Keep it up. You are amazing. Be safe and come on home. God speed.

Karen

Patti Roper said...

One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, Three...I mean 35 Mississippi...Tag, you're it! Keep it up Randy!!!!! WOW!!!! XOXO

LAH said...

Italian spies?!? More details please...