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.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Looking for Randy

I took it into my head to go to TS 52, to see Randy into and out of the TS. This TS is the one where teams and riders have to wait out any penalties they might have accrued.

Since both my daughter and Elaine wanted to see Randy, we all got up early. With trusty GPS suctioned to the windshield we set off for the drive to Mt Airy. After a false start, we were moving right along on roads that were happily free of traffic (compared to normal anyway). We arrived at the Mt Airy TS with about 15 minutes to spare according to the estimated arrival time on the RAAM web site a/o last night.

We saw the team from Bulgaria, tried to chat and discovered they did not speak much English. One of them took a lot of pictures of Jure Robic's bike that was on display along with one of his jerseys.

We toured the Bicycle Museum with members of a crew supporting a solo rider from Monaco (?)

Then my daughter got sick and we had to take her home. As it turns out, Randy slept in a bit this AM, so I'll be headed out a bit later to try again. If that doesn't work, I'll head for Annapolis. Hope to see some of you out there.


Dave G said...

Home stretch Randy....keep it up.

dave g

Mrs. G. said...

Your quads are big, my boobs are not; your buns are tight, you are hot hot hot!

You're almost to the finish, you can ride straight through; don't be sad when you finish, you've got Susie to do;

5th in the world, no longer am I; you'll be a RAAM finisher 'til the day you die!

You've been living the dream, eating ice cream;
when you're done do not cry, you can eat Susie's pie.

See you soon!

Andrea said...

OMG, Mrs. G! Luvya!

Randy, with friends like us supporting, you know anything is possible - eve succeafully completing RAAM!

Love & Hugz,

shall said...

Great job Randy. Probably drove by you yesterday (Saturday) after Diabolic Double. Saw Team Brazil from the Freeway.

frank said...

You are there.....YOU are a STUD!!!!! Thinking of you....get done. You are "Changing the World"....incredible people do INCREDIBLE THINGS.

gina said...


I also tried to see Randy at Mt. Airy. With the time scheduled for 2:53, I was 15 minutes early, and just about to where I thought MT. Airy bikes was located, when I saw a van with bikes and flashing lights, and a big RAAM sign pointing to the right. I figured, they were almost to the bike shop (maybe having to do a loop before getting there, as it seemed to be the wrong direction). As I turned the corner, I realized there was a cyclist in front of that van, and low and behold, the number on the van was 422! Long story short, I had missed the bike shop (Randy was early there, it appears), and just pulled over at some random spot ahead of him to cheer him from the road. (So Sorry Crew - didn't mean to miss the bike shop!)

He was indeed riding strong, seemed full of energy and fully focused on Annapolis. So happy for Randy, and Susie and crew, too!


Lori said...

Take it home, Randy!

Patti Roper said...

WHOO HOOOOOOOOO RANDY!!!!!! INDEED! Take it on home BABY!!!!!!! You da MAN!!! YAayyyyY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patti Roper said...

You're like the Pony Express!! GIDDYUP Hot Stuff!! NNNAAAayyyyyyy....

If I were a rich buggar, I'd take you and Susie on tropical vacation where lovely people serve us pineapple poopoo drinks with umbrellas...

I'm not rich...so how bout a Bud light served by big bellied dude named Derk instead?!

Well...points for good intentions anyway...

Ride on!!!!! XOXOXO

Tom, Jane & Tommy said...

Just saw on the RAAM site, it's official!! He is finished!! Woo hooo -- we are celebrating in Charlotte!!! Now that this milestone is behind you, when you all rest, get your buts down here to see us!!! Wooooooo!!!!! We are soooo proud of you all! randy and crew you are amazing, astounding!! Love you all!!!

Anonymous said...


Randy - so VERY HAPPY for you!!! and what sounds like an excellent crew as well to keep you motivated and on the road.

What a huge accomplishment! I sent you an email with what happened in my race - DNF (boo hoo!), but I already have a theme for next year.....UB'12 Unfinished Business.

You are the man of the hour, day, week, month, and year! An accomplishment you will have and cherish for the rest of your life.
Let's chat soon when life gets back to normal for you.

Patti Roper said...

Congratulations, Randy!!!! Simply outstanding!!!! Way to go Crew--your sacrifice and support is so impressive!

HAve fun celebrating!!!!

Much love hugs and kisses.

Lori said...

Way to Go Team Mouri!!!! So proud of all of you!!

frank said...

Awesome job Randy......thinking of you!