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.

9 replies
  1. David Roscoe says:

    I will set my alarm for 413am and get up and cheer for these heroes! What an amazing accomplishment!

  2. Rob Walton says:

    Amazing guys. Keep it up just a bit longer. Wonderful race—incredible pace. Rob

  3. Elena says:

    We will be there to bring you in.

  4. Jeff Morin says:

    Michael and Dave, bring it on home.
    Dur and Don – incredible job!
    What a week!
    I wish I could be there to see you roll in together.


  5. alden says:

    just amazing guys. elena, buy them all beers for us.

  6. Suzanne says:

    Watching the ustream of the finish line. Go guys go! We can’t wait to see the finish. Wish we were there!

  7. Alice and Richard Kalla says:

    Way to go!!, What a feat

  8. billy shea says:

    Wish I was there to see you men finish this epic journey. Congrats gentlemen, job well done and I am very proud of our local hero Dave Burnett.

  9. Cynthia Skevington Bumb says:

    Since noon last Saturday, we have been cheering for you and your incredible TEAM United4Health…It’s been an exhilarating ride for all your fans! So very proud of you! An extraordinary feat. Congratulations! Celebrate Big…You deserve it…

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