Monday, June 20, 2011
TS 25 - UPDATED
Crew: "Randy just blew through TS 25."
Time Station 25 is in Greeensburg, KS. 1440 miles done, 1550 miles to go!
Current route is along US 54. There will be some deviation as the course loops around the north of Witchita.
MORE From Crew (Earl):
This has been quite a day for Team Mouri. I have limited time so I'll just give bulleted comments.
* Randy was feeling stronger and decided to start an hour earlier than planned. It caught the crew off guard and resulted in sleep to on the road in 15 minutes, and still Randy was waiting.
* Randy and the other riders are taking advantage of 25-30 mph westerly winds, riding as long and hard as they can.
* Randy and 1-2 other riders were caught in a huge thunderstorm and marble sized hail (4-6 miles of hail). His helmet has hail dents and one caught the side of his eye causing a bleed in the white part of his eye. He was chilled to the bone, but we were able to re-warm him and get him going again relatively quickly.
* Randy has been strong today. His goal before he stops is the halfway point of the race. He is attempting to make up for some of the 149 mile day yesterday (or thereabouts). Days no longer have meaning. We measure time by time stations and shift changes.
That's the important news. Now off to TS 26, a short run.
Posted by LAH at 6/20/2011