Hi RAAM Fans ...

"When you're on the starting line of your First Century, it's not wise to sit
there and think 'I have to ride a Hundred Miles'.  On my first one, my thought
was to get to the first rest stop.  I made each succeeding rest stop my goal.
When they're about 25 miles apart, you don't get intimidated by what seems to
be an impossible distance.  All you need to do is to ride 25 miles four times."
                    Sean Hogan, Ultramarathon Champion
                    Bicycling Calendar, September 1998

Speaking of Rest Stops, on the 1990 PAC Tour Southern Transcontinental, we found
what had to be the world's largest Dairy Queen -- it must have held 300
people!!!!  Unlike these RAAM Riders who do 300+ Miles per day, we were doing
about 140 per day which was more than enough for me.  We spent 7 out of our 21
days in Texas -- it's a mighty big state and they have mighty big DQ's.  John
McKinley coined the now famous phrase of "Hoovering" Hot Fudge Banana Splits on
that PAC Tour.  As in Hoover Vacuum Cleaners.  We could "Hoover" one of those
babies in no time at all.  Afterall, they do contain all of the Food Groups (ya,
right).  And we were still loosing weight big time.  We would work pacelines
always calculating the number of miles to the next DQ.  It was a great
motivator.  First question in the morning was, "Is this going to be a two DQ
Day?"  Two DQ Days were the best.  Zero DQ Days were real bummers.  The Chief
Wizard, Lon Haldeman, did a great job finding plenty of DQ's on that 1990 route.
:)   :)

Anyway, back to the 1999 race ... what an amazing Race it is this year!!

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 is now in the lead ahead of Wolfgang Fasching by 2 Hours
4 Minutes at TS54 in Resaca, Georgia, 2580 Miles into the race!!  During the
past 24 hours, the top 3 positions have been through nearly every Time Station
as these guys are just neck and neck!! ...

At TS54 (Resaca, Georgia), it was:
1st: Chew at 8:00 P.M.
2nd: Fasching at 10:04 P.M.   = 2:04 Behind Chew
3rd: Tatrai at 10:05 P.M.     = 1 Minute Behind Fasching

At TS53 (Chattanooga, Tennessee), it was:
1st: Chew at 4:58 P.M.
2nd: Tatrai at 5:40 P.M.      = 42 Minutes Behind Chew
3rd: Fasching at 7:04 P.M.    = 1:24 Behind Tatrai
4th: Clavedetscher at 9:54 P.M= 2:50 Behind Fasching

At TS52 (Tracy City, Tennessee), it was:
1st: Tatrai at 2:31 P.M.
2nd: Fasching at 2:55 P.M.    = 24 Minutes Behind Tatrai
3rd: Chew at 3:07 P.M.        = 12 Minutes Behind Fasching
4th: Clavedetscher at 7:46 P.M= 4:39 Behind Chew

At TS51 (Dechard, Tennessee), it was:
1st: Tatrai at 12:45 P.M.
2nd: Fasching at 12:57 P.M.   = 12 Minutes Behind Tatrai
3rd: Chew at 1:27 P.M.        = 30 Minutes Behind Fasching
4th: Clavedetscher at 4:10 P.M= 2:43 Behind Chew

At TS50 (Lewisburg, Tennessee), it was:
1st: Fasching at 8:51 A.M.
2nd: Tatrai at 9:10 A.M.      = 19 Minutes Behind Fasching
3rd: Chew at 10:03 A.M.       = 53 Minutes Behind Tatrai
4th: Clavedetscher at 12:29 P.= 2:26 Minutes Behind Chew

At TS49 (Franklin, Tennessee), it was:
1st: Fasching at 6:20 A.M.
2nd: Tatrai at 6:56 A.M.      = 36 Minutes Behind Fasching
3rd: Chew at 7:50 A.M.        = 54 Minutes Behind Tatrai
4th: Clavedetscher at 10:00 A.= 2:10 Behind Chew

At TS48 (Centerville, Tennessee), it was:
1st: Tatrai at 12:35 A.M.
2nd: Fasching at 3:41 A.M.    = 3:06 Behind Tatrai
3rd: Chew at 5:36 A.M.        = 1:55 Behind Fasching
4th: Clavedetscher at 7:32 A.M= 1:56 Behind Chew

At TS47 (Linden, Tennessee), it was:
1st: Tatrai at 10:20 P.M.
2nd: Chew at 11:34 P.M.       = 1:14 Behind Tatrai

At TS46 (Chesterfield, Tennessee), it was:
1st: Tatrai at 8:05 P.M.
2nd: Fasching at 9:19 P.M.    = 1:14 Behind Tatrai
3rd: Chew at 9:30 P.M.        = 11 Minutes Behind Fasching
so it continues to be an extremely close race as now Chew has passed Fasching
and is in 2nd place at TS47.

At TS45 (East Union, Tennessee), it was:
1st: Tatrai at 5:30 P.M.
2nd: Fasching at 7:21 P.M.    = 1:49 Behind Tatrai
3rd: Chew at 7:30 P.M.        = 9 Minutes Behind Fasching
4th: Clavedetscher at 10:53PM = 3:23 Behind Chew

At TS43 (Memphis, Tennessee), it was:
1st: Tatrai at 1:26 P.M.
2nd: Fasching at 2:28 P.M.    = 1:02 Behind Tatrai
3rd: Chew at 2:36 P.M.        = 8 Minutes Behind Fasching
4th: Clavedetscher at 5:35 P.M= 2:59 Behind Chew
5th: Sakurai at 8:36 P.M.     = 3:01 Behind Clavedetscher

Overall Average Speeds have dropped a little but are still way up there:
Chew at 14.7
Fasching at 14.5
Tatrai at 14.5
Clavedetscher at 14.2

HOT ITEM -- Team Colorado leads Team Coast Guard by 7 Hours at TS39 in
Mayflower, Arkansas, 1973 Miles into the race.  The Women's Team Festina/DMS is
about 4 Hours back.

The Solo Men have about 350 Miles to go at say 14 MPH = 25 Hours to finish.
Team Colorado has about 800 Miles to go at say 20 MPH = 40 Hours to finish.  It
looks like the many of the Solo Men will beat the Teams to the Finish Line!!

The Time Penalties and Notes section was updated below.  Team Met-RX had to
abandon the race due to heat exhaustion yesterday.

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 Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 10:27 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 54 (Resaca, GA) at 8:00:00
 PM (EDT) on Thursday, July 29, 1999, 2580.21 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       54 7/29/99  8:00 PM 175.73 2580.21 352 14.7 0.0 0.00 1
201 Wolfgang Fasching54 7/29/99 10:04 PM 177.80 2580.21 348 14.5 0.0 2.07 2
150 Gerry Tatrai     54 7/29/99 10:05 PM 177.82 2580.21 348 14.5 0.0 2.08 3
223 Andre Clavedetsch53 7/29/99  9:54 PM 177.63 2525.52 341 14.2          4
185 Kaname Sakurai   50 7/29/99  6:00 PM 173.73 2400.97 332 13.8          5
239 Mark Patten      49 7/29/99  8:30 PM 176.23 2365.17 322 13.4          6
210 Fabio Biasiolo   49 7/29/99  8:37 PM 176.35 2365.17 322 13.4          7
237 Herbert Meneweger48 7/29/99  7:45 PM 175.48 2322.87 318 13.2          9
39 Rob Kish          47 7/29/99 12:55 PM 168.65 2287.17 325 13.6         10
240 Paulo Saldanha   45 7/29/99  9:18 PM 177.03 2218.84 301 12.5         11
234 Richard Avallone 44 7/29/99  9:07 PM 176.85 2191.40 297 12.4         12
159 Ed Kross         43 7/29/99  8:00 PM 175.73 2143.50 293 12.2         13
243 Terry Lansdell   42 7/29/99  8:48 PM 176.53 2121.69 288 12.0         15
236 Udo Bickenbach   40 7/29/99  8:00 PM 175.73 2014.01 275 11.5         16
232 Keith Krombel    40 7/29/99  8:05 PM 175.82 2014.01 275 11.5         17
242 Jrn Gersbeck    40 7/29/99  8:50 PM 176.57 2014.01 274 11.4         18
235 Eric Seedhouse   38 7/29/99 10:24 PM 178.13 1916.56 258 10.8         19


Division: Men's Solo 50+
Division Leader:
 Rider #216 (Hans-Jrgen Schmidt) passed through station 42 (West Memphis,
 Ark) at 7:50:00 PM (EDT) on Thursday, July 29, 1999, 2121.69 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 Schmi42 7/29/99  7:50 PM 175.57 2121.69 290 12.1 0.0 0.00 14
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 24 (Springfield, Co) at
 3:30:00 AM (EDT) on Wednesday, July 28, 1999, 1238.77 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     24 7/28/99  3:30 AM 135.23 1238.77 220  9.2 0.0 0.00 DNF


Division: Mixed Team 60+
Division Leader:
 Rider #TM19 (Team Secure Horizons/SCOR) passed through station 49
 (Franklin, TN) at 10:16:00 PM (EDT) on Thursday, July 29, 1999, 2365.17 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     49 7/29/99 10:16 PM 171.98 2365.17 330 13.8 0.0 0.00  8

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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 41 (Brinkley, Ark) at
 5:05:00 PM (EDT) on Thursday, July 29, 1999, 2056.96 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   41 7/29/99  5:05 PM 100.85 2056.96 490 20.4 0.0 0.00 1
TM61 Team Coast Guard38 7/29/99  5:21 PM 101.12 1916.56 455 19.0          2


Division: Women's Team
Division Leader:
 Rider #TM65 (Team Festina/DMS Corp.) passed through station 36 (Lavaca,
 Ark) at 5:25:00 PM (EDT) on Thursday, July 29, 1999, 1836.11 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/DMS36 7/29/99  5:25 PM 101.18 1836.11 436 18.1 0.0 0.00 3

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*  TIME PENALTIES and NOTES
*
*  Riders Listed in order of Rider's Last Name
*
*  Last Updated: 7/29/99 10:27 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
     NOTES
     Date: 7/28/99 Time: 4:18 AM Dropped out due to heat exhaustion

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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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