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.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

TS 39 and 40

Randy continues to click off the miles as Time Stations 39, Bloomington, IN and 40, Greensburg, IN fall into his wake.


boardvet said...

With you all the way. You are inspiring us all, Randy!!

Patti Roper said...

Keep on atruckin, Randy!! What a great life experience Your hard work and training and deligence has all paid off... Way to go!!!!!! With you all the way. XO

Rando Rob said...

Quit fooling around with those team riders - this is a race, not a friendly ol' brevet!!!!

I want an autograph too, when you get done.

You're getting into your corner of the country - you know these roads and hills - go after it.

Way to go, Randy!


Anonymous said...

Thinking of you every "spin" of the way. Keep on coming. We'll be seeing you soon.
Hugs, Jeff & Elena

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite quotes...

The only one who can tell you 'you can't' is you. And you don't have to listen - Nike

Stay Strong Randy!!!!
You're Doing Great!!!


Dave G said...

I'd like to say that it's all down hill from here....but you know I'd be lying. Keep on going with your great, steady pace.

Dave G

Jeff said...

You're a hero to those kids and to all of those. Home stretch now now!

jane (a wv girl!!) said...

OK, just saw on RAAM site only 563 miles to go!! Whoop! Whoop!! And by now you are in West-by God, I bet, or just about -- so come on people, sing it loud, sing it proud "Almost Heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.....Take me home, country roads, to the place, I belong West Virginia, Mountain Mama, take me home country roads....." But, did you know the official state song goes like this "Oh those West Virginia hills how majestic and how grand with their summits bathed in glory like our prince Immanual's land. is it any wonder then that my heart with rapture thrills as I stand once more with loved ones on those West Virginia hills." "Oh those hills, beautiful hills, how I love those West Virgina hills. If o'r land or sea I roam still I think of happy home and my friends amond the West Virginia hills." I wish I could send you the tune, but maybe you can find it -- ask someone along the route!!

Love you guys!! Keep rollin' along -- by the way, I had to consult with Winifred to get the correct lyrics.

Anonymous said...

Whoop Whoop!

You are a Rockin and a Rollin.
Keep those wheels a spinnin.

Word's of my father,
"This is some Heroic Sh**, Makes you want to go out there and be a Hero!"

You are definitely a Hero!

Beverley said...

Love the Alton Boys story. Thanks, Susie! Randy will forever be a superhero in their eyes (and in ours, all the friends and family following him online). Randy, you're almost home! Keep your sights on that ice-cold beer waiting for you.

See you soon!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Randy - keeping up with the team guys no less. Amazing. Those kids won't be disrespecting us old guys anymore after seeing what you are doing.


Nemo said...

How Exciting!!! Randy, you may not remember me, but hopefully you remember my husband, Joe Brauch who worked with you many years ago. I was watching todays RAAM daily update and saw your crew chief in the video. I texted Joe immediately to confirm I remembered then name right. I've often wondered if you ever finally got to RAAM, and now I know!

Have a great trip in the final miles which no doubt will all feel very familiar. You are in "home country" now! Be safe, and I look forward to following you the rest of the way.

Helen "Nemo" Brauch

Kenny L said...

Autographs? Wow you're a Rock Star Randy! Great Story about meeting the Alton Boys.

I'm heading up to Deep Creek Lake & Davis WV for a weekend of mountain biking.

We'll look for you out on rt 50 tomorrow.

Enjoy the ride!

Kenny Lipsman

MG said...

Every pedal stroke you take is making it happen!!! I want an autograph, too! JUST incredible!!

Boon said...

Go Lett Go!!!! A coworker saw you guys in AZ when he was out there on vacation...he was very impressed!
Wish we could be in Annapolis when you arrive at the finish line...tomorrow, right? :-D