Ra ce Ac ro ss AM eri ca

What is the Race across America?  RAAM is the world's longest continuous,
nonstop bicycle road race.  This 3,000 mile transcontinental event was first
held in 1983.  In 1993, Outside Magazine ranked RAAM as "the world's
toughest race", beating out the Tour de France, Hawaii Ironman, Western
States 100, and the grueling Iditarod in Alaska.  More than half of RAAM
entrants fail to finish.                                                                               

This event requires an 8-12 person crew which does everything except
ride the bike for me.  They navigate the route, check my time in at 60
or so time stations along the route, inform me of where the other racers
are, maintain my bike, feed me, massage me, do my laundry, watch my body
fall apart, and yell at me to keep on pedaling (motivate me to continue on)
and stay awake.  I average only 3 hours of sleep per night. 

The 1994, 1995, & 1996 RAAM's have aired as one hour shows on ESPN2, 
and more recently the 2000 and 2001 RAAM's have aired on the Outdoor
Life Network. I have
been featured on each of these programs.  
For the past 8 years, I have finished the RAAM in the following places: 1994 4th place in 9 Days, 0 Hours, 29 Minutes 1995 2nd place in 9 Days, 2 Hours, 40 Minutes 1996 1st place in 8 Days, 7 Hours, 14 Minutes 1997 2nd place in 9 Days, 11 Hours, 30 Minutes 1998 4th place in 8 Days, 23 Hours, 14 Minutes 1999 1st place in 8 Days, 7 Hours, 34 Minutes 2000 2nd place in 9 Days, 8 Hours, 17 Minutes
2001 3rd place in 10 Days, 3 Hours, 7 Minutes

Before I started doing RAAM, I was a 'free agent' professional racer
in the 80's and raced in the 156 mile CoreStates USPRO Championship Road Race in Philadelphia and finished in the following places: 1985 12th place 1986 25th place 1987 16th place 1989 30th place
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