Race Schedule and Results

Saturday, June 20, 2009

And they're off...

RAAM has officially started for Team Type 1 in Oceanside. Talked to Tom today and I think his nerves were getting to him a little. I think he wanted to just start the race and then he'll be fine. They broke the teams up today - "Cash" and "Tango". A nice salute to Mr. Sly Stallone. Tom's on Tango with Mark Suprenaut, Simon Bennett, and Jeff Bannink. They will be starting the race and doing the first shift of racing after the ceremonial start. From what Tom told me, it'll be a fast first shift as they are hoping to get a lead right out of the gate (they start staggered and I think TT1 is 4th so they have to get ahead of the other 3 teams quickly). Once they get the lead, they can just settle in and win this race! :)
A few things -
1. TT1 was written up in the New York Times Blog today. It's an awesome story! Here's the link.
2. This is kind of freaky, although SUPER cool. Google Latitude let's you see where TT1 is at all times along the race. They are carrying a cell phone that will show you where they are at on a google map. It's the most up to date information as the RAAM website only updates times when they hit a check point. Here's the link for that.
3. And finally, I'll leave you with some pictures that I stole from the TT1 website. :) These bikes are ready to FLY...

6 of the 8 members of TT1:

A little pre race ride:

TT1 and TT2:


Kristen said...

I'm so excited they are off and riding!!! And that Google Latitude thing is really cool. Hope Tom's first shift goes perfectly for him!!!

We are the Ferrari's said...

YAY Tom!!!!! We will be thinking about you the entire time! The google thing is awesome! :)

Liz said...

Go Tom!! I told B I had to get on to check and see how he was doing :) How long do they ride for? That last pic of Tom cracks my shit up!

Aunt Nan said...

We're following him intensely and so excited. Way to go, Team Type 1. Your're kicking ass so far and we hope it remains. Just be safe!