It sure is hard work holding down the fort while Doug and Lauren are on the RAAM.
So far the hardest thing we have done is get out of the pool and decide where to go for dinner.
Lauren, on the other hand, texted me this morning after finishing EIGHT HOURS in the follow vehicle. This consists of driving behind a cyclist at all times at no more than 20 m.p.h....at night.
Doug called me this morning after finishing a mere FIFTEEN HOUR shift of riding. Apparently, the motor homes had to take a different highway than the cyclists, so they had 130 mile separation before they could all meet up and change the cyclist rotation. That means 15 hours in a Yukon with three other cyclists, riding a 10 mile shift, trading out, sleeping/sitting in the car through the other 2 rotations and then getting back on the bike. All the way through Arizona.
Lauren posted a great blog about it HERE.
Tonight, it's Doug back on the bike with his crew and Lauren and her fearsome team back in the follow vehicle through the Rockies. Yep, at night.
I happened to look up the weather for Wolf Creek Pass.
Kinda wish I hadn't.
It's an elevation of over 11,000 feet and there's a chance for rain with a low of 33 degrees.
Right now, the guys are riding through Monument Valley, Utah and the sunrise is gorgeous.
Back at the O.K. Corral, we have huge plans of an Orthodontist visit and a movie.
Don't tell the team, o.k.?
Don't forget!! Best comment from the beginning of the race until the finish line wins a Team Learning 4 Life t-shirt!!!!