Dave Burnett speaks at the victory dinner

26 Jun
June 26, 2012

Dave Burnett speaks at the United4Health victory dinner

 

Don Metz recites his Odyssey

26 Jun
June 26, 2012

Don Metz recites a poem at the United4Health victory dinner in Annapolis, MD.

 

Michael Patterson Speaks at the Victory Dinner

26 Jun
June 26, 2012

Michael talks to a large group of friends and family at the United4Health victory dinner.

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What Do RAAM Racers Do After Crossing The Nation?

25 Jun
June 25, 2012

Some of them get professional help for their tired aching feet.

Don Metz, after being coerced into having a pedicure, enjoyed it so much that he decided to have it personalized. One toenail has a stylized bicycle on it – the other sports the letters RAAM.

Crossing The Finish Line

24 Jun
June 24, 2012

http://youtu.be/b2_aJCoHbJs

The official timed finish at 4:17 am

23 Jun
June 23, 2012

Checkout the video! Go Dave Barnett http://vimeo.com/44586468

Final Stats

23 Jun
June 23, 2012

Checkout the final stats for our race at http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/raam/rcracer.php?s_N_category_group=2&s_N_Race_ID=1&N_webcat_id=109&s_N_Entry_IDx=2814&s_N_Entry_ID=2814&s_N_Year_ID=36

Last Team Exchange for RAAM 2012 … Annapolis here we come!

23 Jun
June 23, 2012

Around 8:15 p.m. tonight, Dur Higgins rolled up to a parking lot in Mercersburg, PA, marking the end of a long day of climbing through the Appalachians and his (and Don Metz’s) last leg of racing for RAAM 2012.  As soon as Dur’s front wheel overlapped the rear wheel of Dave Burnett’s bike, Dave was off, pedaling his TT bike like a fiend toward the finish line in Annapolis.  The Racer Vehicle pulled out of the lot shortly afterward to shuttle Michael Patterson to a forward position, from which he and Dave would begin leap-frogging through their last shift of this epic race.

The duo passed through Time Station 50 at Rouzerville, PA about an hour later.  Though the long day in the mountains dragged the team’s average cumulative speed down, as of this writing (10:30 p.m.), it’s still above 19 mph!

RAAM is projecting that all four riders of the United 4 Health Racing team will cross the finish line at City Dock in Annapolis at 4:13 AM tomorrow, Saturday, June 23.  Please come join us, if you can, to give a rousing welcome to this remarkable team of athletes.

Durward Higgins in Missouri

22 Jun
June 22, 2012

Here’s a look at Dur in his aero tuck. http://vimeo.com/m/44521857

Grafton, West Virginia: Hills, Humidity and Heat

22 Jun
June 22, 2012

Michael and Dave, having taken us from Ohio to West Virginia will be here in the next 30 minutes. Don and Dur are fueling up for their West Virginia racing opportunities.

The end is in sight and so far the racers have exceeded their goals. As of Time Station #45, the average speed is 19.38 mph.