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.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Into PA

Text from crew: Randy's riding into PA


gina said...

Nice to see you've made it into PA, but can't wait until you are rolling into MD again and to the coast! Knowing you are almost there will hopefully give you the adrenaline rush you need to stay awake and on the bike!

Be safe, Randy and crew. Job well done!!

Jeff and Jenny said...

Keep on truckin!

Patti Roper said...

OK Randy--I donated online for you to stay awake now and finish this mother f**er. If you fall asleep, I want my 50 bucks back. JK JK...thought I'd be like an army toughy... Oh here's another one... ICE CREAM! I'll give you ICE SCREAM!! Now start peddlin that bike and I don't want to hear another peep or it's latrine duty for you!!!! AGaIN!! DOn't make me come out there!!! hahahaha... (Oh my gosh I owe you big for that one!!!!) Alright, RIDER, get those feet moving in circles. My dog can make circles. Can't be that hard.

OK Sorry. Does that help at all? I hated to do it. But again...you can rest when your dead. Keep moving Rider. Oh and I love you and Susie and you are doing stupendous and are a hero. And just there to kick ass whenever you need me. XOXO.

HOLY SMOKES--you are almost DONE!!!!! SO SO proud of you!!!!!! You are amazing!!!!

Patti Roper said...

You may not see our bodies but our spirits and love are all around you... Stay safe and focused. Big hugs and love!!

Anonymous said...

The Gude Family wants to applaud the phenomenal job the crew has done keeping our boy healthy, safe, and almost a qualified RAMM finisher. You guys are an inspiration to all that have followed this incredible event. As for Randy, there are numerous adjectives that come to mind when we try and contemplate what you are about to accomplish, but they are all dwarfed by the intestinal fortitude, and strenght that you have displayed throughout the race so we won't even try other than to say we are so proud of you and love you very much. SEE YA IN ANNAPOLIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Go randy
Go randy
Hugs, elena

Lori said...

It's official!!!! I am now a lifetime member of your fan club!!! Amazing is an understatement to YOU and TEAM MOURI! You are all solid as rocks and I am a changed person because of your journey's! So proud of ALL of you for accomplishing this with dedication, strength, endurance, and lack of sleep! Can't wait to see you at the "Dock"!

Greg Conderacci said...

Randy -- If you finish this sucker, I might even give you a hug. Thanks for slowing down so I can make it to annapolis! Cheers, Greg

Kat Tale 00 said...

Totally awesome Randy, We are so proud and happy for you. Been following your progress across the country. You are "home" now only a little bit left. We are pulling for you and look forward to seeing you at the finish line. xo Donna and Tim

Jon Batek said...

Go Randy Go! Almost there. You are a true inspiration. What an awesome achievement. Finish strong and take tomorrow off! See you on the next Elite Tour.

Zucca said...

Ok Lett, Hanover, PA by 9am then 91.22 Miles to Annapolis to go! That's a Sunday stroll for you my friend...you've got this silly RAAM stuff in the bag! We will be with you in Annapolis in spirit sending you lots of love and hugs with a serious shower of bubbly! A fancy schmancy dinner to celebrate your quest and awesomeness of the crew is in order upon our return from OBX. Tons of love from your Ashburn Girls! xoxoxo

dave g said...

Wakey. Wakey...hands off snakey. Stay awake, stay safe and we'll see you soon.

Dave G

Dave Meridith said...

Bring it on home, Randy!

Linda (aka Wheelsucker) said...

Hey there, Randy Mouri, we can't wait to hear the whole RAAM story;
How you climbed ever strong & bold, the mountains high & oh so cold;
You rode right through the desert heat, while other riders met defeat;
Though we worried about your loss of weight, you calmed our fears when ice cream you ate;
Then came the hail and rains, but you sailed right through those windy plains;
And now with legs a-throbbing and head a-bobbing, you continue to pedal with strength and pride, knowing that across the country you did ride;
No longer are you just RAAM qualified, a RAAM FINISHER you will be bona fide!
Go Randy Go!!!

Beverley said...

Bring it on home, Randy!

See you at the finish,


Mrs. G. said...

No more hail on your helmet or fish in your spokes; no more slugs in your chainring, just smooth pedal strokes;

The finish is in sight, the end is so near; hurry to Annapolis so we can buy you a beer.

P.S. Roses are red, violets are blue, Dave's still not wearing underwear, and neither are you.

Jeff and Jenny said...

Go Randy go!
Go Randy go!
Go Randy go!
Go Randy go!

Almost there, man....a lifetime goal right there in sight. Go get it!!

Chris said...

Randy, As the SPP group rode back from seeing you last night, we reflected on your accomplishment... In the span of 11 days you will have riddent 4 PBP's or over 24 - 200k's. You have earned two R12's... but more importantly you are living YOUR dream!
You ARE a fu*%in' rock star!

See you in Annapolis.

Patti Roper said...

Randy is red, Randy is blue,
We're here in Boulder Colorado rootin for you.

You left us in the dust a week ago,
After leaving Colorado and increasing your tempo.

We're so impressed by your endurance and strength,
You've tapped that part of you to go the length.

With your buns burnin in the saddle and your chin in the rest,
You're giving it your all, you are the BEST.

I could go on and on with my poem, but for the crew member reading this, I'll bring it on home.

Congratulations to Susie and Crew, You've done an awesome job~We are so proud of you all too!!

In the days that follow, oh how you'll be sore,
Just remember, Randy...You are ALL THAT!
and so much more!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Randy from Reisterstown, MD!!
Yet another location of crazy Randy fans! You and your team are nothing short of fantastic. You are an inspiration to all of us mid-lifers.

Hopefully this short message will bring back some distant memories, helping to serve as a nice distraction from the passing miles.

I raise my glass and my admiration to you.

Hang in there.

Karen said...

Ride like the wind, Randy you are in the home stretch. Hope to see you in Mt. Airy. It's all down hill as you ride to sea level.
Karen G.