Hi RAAM Fans ...

"It's getting wierd out there ... My mind is finally realizing that I'm not
kidding around." ....
                    Jonathon Boyer on Day 5 of the 1985 RAAM

"I did it my way.  I'm really happy I could do it.  I was confident that I
could do it and that's what I proved.  I love this race.  I really like it ... I
had no idea what experience it would be.  I loved the experience and I will
never forget it."
                    Jonathon Boyer at the Finish of the 1985 RAAM

In 1985, RAAM was changed forever by the entry of Jonathon Boyer, one of two
of the most accomplished Road Racing Cyclists in America at that time.
Jonathon was the first American to race in the Tour de France!!  In 1985,
there was an epic battle that occurred between Boyer and Michael Secrest.
Secrest lead all the way out to Day 5 by 38 Miles ahead of Boyer -- it was
very, very close.  Only at the Blue Ridge Parkway where foggy and wet
conditions prevailed, did Boyer open a large lead over Secrest who found
it just too dangerous.  History now records that Boyer made to the finish
in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 9 Days and 2 Hours, which was the fastest
Coast-To-Coast Bicycle Crossing up to that point.  Secrest was very close
behind -- only 4 hours back after completing the last 420 miles in 24 hours
and he also passed the previous transcontinental record!!

The ABC Wide World of Sports won an Emmy Award for their coverage of the 1985
Race Across America -- and after watching this video again, I can see why: it's
really outstanding!!  To order your copy, go to:
http://www.CalTripleCrown.com
then to the 1999 Race Across America Photos and Hot Item Updates.
There you will find a RAAM Book and Video Order Form ... just print it out,
fill it out, and mail it in.

The credit for this work should go to:
1.  Nick Gerlich who has worked so hard at designing and building the RAAM
Online Web Pages from which this information comes.  Even now, Nick is on the
road and uploading photos from the RAAM Action every night as he goes across
America.
2.  RAAM Headquarters manned by the SCOR Club and headed by Larry Mahrenholtz.
The Web Site which is the result of all of Nick and Larry's work is very
impressive and if you don't have Internet Access, you need to get it in order to
really see what each rider is doing through each time station, etc.  Check out:
http://www.RAAMOnline.com

HOT ITEM -- Danny Chew has take the lead ahead of Wolfgang Fasching by 1 Hour at
TS38 in Dardanella, Arkansas, 1916 Miles into the race!!  Last night, Danny was
in 3rd place and is now in 1st place.

HOT ITEM -- As previously reported, Gerry Tatrai has been on the move ...
climbing from 6th place to currently 3rd place.

At TS37 (Subiaco, Arkansas), it was:
1st: Chew at 7:47 P.M.
2nd: Tatrai at 8:30 P.M.      = 43 Minutes Behind Chew
3rd: Fasching at 8:35 P.M.    = 5 Minutes Behind Tatrai
so it is an extremely close race as the leaders are about 200 miles from the
Mississippi River.

At TS36 (Lavaca, Arkansas), it was:
1st: Chew at 4:40 P.M.
2nd: Fasching at 5:11 P.M.    = 31 Minutes Behind Chew
3rd: Tatrai at 5:40 P.M.      = 29 Minutes Behind Fasching
4th: Sakurai at 8:34 P.M.     = About 3 Hours Behind Tatrai
5th: Clavedetscher at 9:21 P.M= 47 Minutes Behind Sakurai
6th: Kish not there yet

Clavedetscher appears to have ridden the first 792 miles to Cortez, Colorado
without any sleep.  For much of that time, he was in First Place.  We can't
count him out and can never count out Kish ... so it's a great race this year!!

HOT ITEM -- Team Colorado leads Team Coast Guard by 4 Hours at TS21 in La Veta,
Colorado, 1051 Miles into the race.  The Women's Team Festina/DMS is about 2
Hours back.

The Time Penalties and Notes section was updated below but no new Time Penalties
or Notes were found on the Web Site.

These results may not line up on your CRT because of the Proportional Font
being used -- Copy them from here and Paste them into your Word Processor with
a Courier font and they will appear in columns.

Chuck Bramwell
California Triple Crown Guy
RAAM Web Page Transcriptionist

RAAM Route Individual Standings (1999)
Created on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 10:45 pm (est)

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*  DIVISION REPORT - Solo Divisions
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Division: Men's Solo
Division Leader:
 Rider #129 (Danny Chew) passed through station 38 (Dardanella, Ark) at
 9:28:00 PM (EDT) on Tuesday, July 27, 1999, 1916.56 miles into the race.

                                          Total Total Ave  Ave  Mi  Hr. Overall
    Rider         Station Time/Day        hrs.  Mi  Mi/Day MPH Back Back  Pos
129 Danny Chew       38 7/27/99  9:28 PM 129.20 1916.56 356 14.8 0.0 0.00 1
201 Wolfgang Fasching38 7/27/99 10:27 PM 130.18 1916.56 353 14.7 0.0 0.98 2
150 Gerry Tatrai     37 7/27/99  8:30 PM 128.23 1887.76 353 14.7          3
185 Kaname Sakurai   36 7/27/99  8:34 PM 128.30 1836.11 343 14.3          4
223 Andre Clavedetsch36 7/27/99  9:21 PM 129.08 1836.11 341 14.2          5
39 Rob Kish          35 7/27/99  4:51 PM 124.58 1777.01 342 14.3          6
237 Herbert Meneweger34 7/27/99  6:55 PM 126.65 1720.91 326 13.6          7
210 Fabio Biasiolo   34 7/27/99  7:00 PM 126.73 1720.91 326 13.6          8
234 Richard Avallone 34 7/27/99  8:30 PM 128.23 1720.91 322 13.4          9
239 Mark Patten      34 7/27/99  9:22 PM 129.10 1720.91 320 13.3         10
240 Paulo Saldanha   33 7/27/99  8:16 PM 128.00 1662.91 312 13.0         12
159 Ed Kross         32 7/27/99  9:35 PM 129.32 1600.51 297 12.4         14
243 Terry Lansdell   32 7/27/99  9:37 PM 129.35 1600.51 297 12.4         15
236 Udo Bickenbach   30 7/27/99  7:45 PM 127.48 1507.31 284 11.8         16
232 Keith Krombel    30 7/27/99  9:35 PM 129.32 1507.31 280 11.7         17
242 Jrn Gersbeck    29 7/27/99  8:25 PM 128.15 1471.91 276 11.5         18
235 Eric Seedhouse   28 7/27/99  7:45 PM 127.48 1427.51 269 11.2         19


Division: Men's Solo 50+
Division Leader:
 Rider #216 (Hans-Jrgen Schmidt) passed through station 32 (Guthrie, Ok) at
 7:35:00 PM (EDT) on Tuesday, July 27, 1999, 1600.51 miles into the race.


                                          Total Total Ave  Ave  Mi  Hr. Overall
    Rider         Station Time/Day        hrs.  Mi  Mi/Day MPH Back Back  Pos
216 Hans-Jrgen Schmi32 7/27/99  7:35 PM 127.32 1600.51 302 12.6 0.0 0.00 13
180 Hugh Murphy      17 7/26/99 10:15 AM  93.98  840.62 215  8.9          DNF


Division:  Mixed 2-Person Team
Division Leader:
 Rider #TM66 (Team Met-Rx) passed through station 22 (Trinidad, Co) at
 8:28:00 PM (EDT) on Tuesday, July 27, 1999, 1117.57 miles into the race.

                                          Total Total Ave  Ave  Mi  Hr. Overall
    Rider         Station Time/Day        hrs.  Mi  Mi/Day MPH Back Back  Pos
TM66 Team Met-Rx     22 7/27/99  8:28 PM 128.20 1117.57 209  8.7 0.0 0.00 20


Division: Mixed Team 60+
Division Leader:
 Rider #TM19 (Team Secure Horizons/SCOR) passed through station 34
 (Dustin, Ok) at 10:21:00 PM (EDT) on Tuesday, July 27, 1999, 1720.91 miles
 into the race.

                                          Total Total Ave  Ave  Mi  Hr. Overall
    Rider         Station Time/Day        hrs.  Mi  Mi/Day MPH Back Back  Pos
TM19 Team Secure     34 7/27/99 10:21 PM 130.08 1720.91 318 13.2 0.0 0.00 11

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*  DIVISION REPORT - Team Divisions
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Division: Men's Team
Division Leader:
 Rider #TM42 (Team Colorado) passed through station 22 (Trinidad, Co) at
 8:31:00 PM (EDT) on Tuesday, July 27, 1999, 1117.57 miles into the race.

                                          Total Total Ave  Ave  Mi  Hr. Overall
    Rider         Station Time/Day        hrs.  Mi  Mi/Day MPH Back Back  Pos
TM42 Team Colorado   22 7/27/99  8:31 PM  56.28 1117.57 477 19.9 0.0 0.00 1
TM61 Team Coast Guard21 7/27/99  9:09 PM  56.92 1050.92 443 18.5          2



 Division: Women's Team
Division Leader:
 Rider #TM65 (Team Festina/DMS Corp.) passed through station 20 (Alamosa,
 Co) at 7:22:00 PM (EDT) on Tuesday, July 27, 1999, 983.82 miles into the
 race.

                                          Total Total Ave  Ave  Mi  Hr. Overall
    Rider         Station Time/Day        hrs.  Mi  Mi/Day MPH Back Back  Pos
TM65 Team Festina/DMS20 7/27/99  7:22 PM  55.13  983.82 428 17.8 0.0 0.00 3

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*
*  TIME PENALTIES and NOTES
*
*  Riders Listed in order of Rider's Last Name
*
*  Last Updated: 7/27/99 10:45 P.M.
*
*
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Avallone, Richard
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Biasiolo, Fabio
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Bickenbach, Udo
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Chew, Danny
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Clavedetscher, Andre
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Fasching, Wolfgang
     TOTAL PENALTIES = 5 min.
     Time:  5 min. Reason:  CREW -- Crew driving in lane on freeway.
Reported by Michael Shermer
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Gersbeck, Jrn
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Kish, Rob
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Krombel, Keith
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Kross, Ed
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Lansdell, Terry
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Meneweger, Herbert
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Murphy, Hugh
     NOTES
     Date: 7/26/99 Time: 10:24 AM
     Note: Hugh Murphy called to drop out of race due to Leaky Gut Syndrome
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Patten, Mark
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Sakurai, Kaname
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Saldanha, Paulo
     NOTES
     Date: 7/23/99 Time: 4:34 AM
     Note: Rider taking sleep break @ 04:30AM 7/23/99
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Schmidt, hans-Jrgen
     TOTAL PENALTIES = 20 min.
     Time: 5 min. Reason: Crew Penalty, Hand off violation called in by Dave
Nelson
     Time: 0 min. Reason:
     Time: 15 min. Reason: At time station 3 Desert Center --Failed to follow
the course.  Failed to exit freeway called in by Mike Roark
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Seedhouse, Eric
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Tatrai, Gerry
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Team Coast Guard
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Team Colorado
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Team Festina/DMS Corp.
     No Notes or Time Penalties
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Team Met-Rx
     TOTAL PENALTIES = 5 min.
     Time: 5 min. Reason: Failed to stop at Red light RP#69,(Keith Duguid rider)
Called in by Mike Roark
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Team Secure Horizons/SCOR
     TOTAL PENALTIES = 5 min.
     Time: 5 min. Reason: Failed to follow the course at time station 3 Desert
Center.  Failed to exit the freeway & stop. Reported by Mike Roark
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