Years ago, when I first heard about the Race Across America (RAAM), I couldn’t believe anyone would ride their bike from coast to coast. It stirred my interest, and it wasn’t long until I found myself toeing the start line in Oceanside for RAAM 2008. I’ve been involved with RAAM every year since then; either riding, crewing or volunteering.
A few years ago, while browsing NetFlix, I came across the documentary “Ride the Divide.” What an awesome and inspirational film! As I watched, I couldn’t believe anyone would ride their mountain bike from Canada down to Mexico along the Continental Divide!
Even so, I started dreaming and now I’m only a couple of days away from my own version of “Ride the Divide.” And one of my friends has decided to ride with me! We leave on 24 July.
I’ve lived vicariously through so many of the journals here on Crazy Guy on a Bike. I’ll be adding content here as we head north. I hope you’ll come along with me through this journal …