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.


Monday, June 20, 2011

TS 26 Halfway Mark Coming Up

Randy just passed TS 26. Only 21.3 mile to the halfway mark!!




The photo is of Sunday's sunset along the race route.

31 comments:

Patti Roper said...

Holy Toledo, Randy!! Way to rip up that pavement!!!! You da man!!!!! WHooo HOOOOOOOOOooo!!!!! Go baby GOOOOOOO. Come on crew, try to keep up with my man. Dang! HAhahaha...

boardvet said...

Over-the-top impressive. Randy and crew are smoking!!! Get him through Kansas.....

Anonymous said...

So very proud of you. You are flying along nicely. This dream is all yours... go get it.
Lara

Anonymous said...

No hailstorm slowing Randy down!
Totally Awesome!
Jeff & Elena

Dave Meridith said...

Way to go Randy! Keep it going! You know you did the hard work training and a great organization, so just keep those pedals turning!

Greg Conderacci said...

Randy -- Half way home! You go, big guy! All the way now! Cheers, Greg

Felkerino said...

Great job Randy! We're not surprised at your strength, but it's still awesome to see even from this far away. Keep up the great riding!

Ed and Mary

Jeff and Jenny said...

You rock Randy! Keep it up!

-Jeff and Jenny

Steve said...

Halfway and on track. Wonderful work. Ride that tailwind! Tons of miles today. Thrilling!

Lori said...

You are rockin this race, Randy!!!! You're no gentle breeze... Ride like the wind!! Awesome!

Jane said...

Good morning the halfway point is in the rearview mirror. Keep it rollin' -- you'll be east of the Mississippi in know time (do you remember as a kid having to learn how to spell that state? Why is it the way I learned it sticks in head everytime I have to spell it?! MISSISSIPPI!! Anyway, out for an early run, I'll push you along ahead of me in my mind. Love you guys!!
Jane

Anonymous said...

Stay strong Randy...you're doing awesome!!!

Howard

Anonymous said...

Randy-
It's been thrilling to follow you on this journey, you are beyond incredible!! Can't wait to give you a cold beer and a hug. Sarah

NoRacer said...

Go, Randy! We're all pulling for you--the SPP, the Baltimore Bicycling Club, BikeForums.net, DC Randonneurs... you have us all admiring the fantastic job that you're doing! Isaias

Sarah C. said...

Way to go Randy! I hope to see you in Annapolis if not on the road before--like in Cumberland or Hancock. But current time estimates show you blasting through the Appalachians during the middle of the night on Saturday so I may not make it to see you there. I'm a daylight person! and a wimp.
Hope your neck and a$$ are doing OK!
Love from Sarah C.

Patrick said...

Randy. You are riding well. Glad you weren't riding this fast on the Elite! We would never had seen you!!
Keep it steady....almost thru Kansas.
Lon and I werecwatching the leader board in Oceanside following your progress. He was smiling!!! Great work.
Patrick

Karen said...

Randy:

I was thinking of you while I did my cycle class. It was not as tough as what you are going through now but you are an inspiration. Keep up the good work.

Thanks,

Karen

Jane (again) said...

while the rest of slugs head to work, Randy gets to ride his bike!! Woo Hoo!!! Hang on tight, you'll be in the eastern time zone in no time!!

Kenny L said...

Past the Halfway mark WooHoo! Way to go! Ride Strong Randy keep it going! from Kenny & your friends at Sodexo. Great Job to the Crew too, you guys are awsome!

DR. ART said...

Randy and Team,
Our excitement builds as we visioned Randy coming down the mountains into the cruise across country. We're glad he has the support of his team on the scene. I'm sure he has not been such a focus of attention and 'mothering' for a long time. Keep up the good work, enjoy the adventure. I hope Susie finds some time to keep journal notes.

Keep him cool.

Best

Arthur and Danille

Mike B said...

Randy,

You're doing great! I have enjoyed following your journey online. Keep your head in the game and remember: smooth circles, not squares!

Mike

Anonymous said...

Good morning Good Fella,

Wow... your stats from yesterday are amazing. I think someone found a new pair of legs after coming out of the mountains and that nasty energy zapping heat.

Flying like the wind now.... that would be a tailwind! Go Randy.... Go!

Ride Strong, Be Safe and enjoy!
Lara

Tom Raymond said...

Hey Randy, Your fast riding is continuing to move you up on your fellow competitors!! Man alive, you are something else! Can't believe you are almost out of Kansas. What concentration you have! As you know, now is the time to really focus on the finish line and feel like you and your bike are floating like a feather. Again, like i have said before, I am very proud to know you. Lets get this job done!

Beverley said...

Randy, my heart rate goes up and I get an adrenaline surge just reading about how you're eating up this course. Lance has nothing on you--you got ready for this race while holding down a full-time job. You're truly awe inspiring. Keep those wheels spinning!

Zucca said...

Awesome Randy, you made it to TS 29Yates Center, KS now on to TS 30 Ft Scott KS where you should have blue skies and mid 70s. You are cruising...GO LETT GO! Put one pedal in front of the other and soon you'll be coming to ANN-AP-OH-LIS!

Andrea M. said...

Randy -- It's super impressive to see how you're rocking RAAM! Keep riding like the wind. I'm sending lots of good mojo your way!!

Andrea said...

Go Team Randy!! You're all doing an amazing and awesome job!! I'm rolling with you every mile.

Now it is time to take a quick mental break with a couple of stupid one-liners:

Latest survey shows that 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the world's population.

AND

I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.

Hugz,
Andrea : )

Lainey said...

Wow. Keep peddling. More road is bind you than in front of you. I can hardly wait for you to get home. Katie and I are going to start work on signs that I hope we will get to use. Katie has been tracking you across the USA.

The most important thing is you remain safe.

Elaine H.

Dave G said...

Keep it up Randy. Pretend you're drafting behind Linda. Don't try to figure out Andrea's mental breaks....they're way over your head. ;-)

Dave G

Dave G's wife said...

You're getting stronger every day, just like you did in the PAC tour. Or did you just lose some excess weight by taking my dirty, wet, stinky bike clothes out of your saddlebag?

Anne said...

Go Randy! Go! You are amazing! I am doing the printer dance for you! Beijos na Bunda! Frosty and Gil send loads of good energy!