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 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.

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Woo, hoo!! Go, Randy, go! You're awesome!

Andrea

The Raymonds said...

Whoever would think WE LOVE KANSAS!! Ride Randy Ride!! Hope the crew is able to rest, your job is huge -- keep the boy moving east!!

Mike said...

The rider pushes the crew... that's got to be a good sign. Following along with your adventure is really a lot of fun. Keep up the great work!

Elaine said...

So, are you going to file a hail damage claim w/your insurance company? ;-)

Anonymous said...

R Ride like you mean it
A Annapolis or Bust
N Never Quit
D Do It
Y Yesss. We are behind you.

Love,
Jeff & Elena

MG said...

Holy cow! Hang tough out there, Randy!!!!