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    50+ Clydes Racing RAAM (Race Across America)2010

    For those of you who think being old and being Clydes means you must be slow may want to keep an eye on my team this year during RAAM. My team is Team JDRF http://www.teamjdrf.org/, supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We are a mixed(co-ed) four tandem team. No, we're not all clydes but a number of us are and we average over 50years old. You can follow us on our website above or the official RAAM website http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/raa..._webcat_id=109. I don't know if we can win outright because there are some very fast teams out there including the reigning champs, Team Type1 which has 8 professional racers on their team but I expect that we'll be somewhere near the front. The solo riders start Wednesday and the teams start on Saturday. It'll be lots of fun, 3050 miles in 6 days or less! Beanz, you know your jealous!



    Dang, you can't edit the title! That should be 50+years old, not 50 + clydes...
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Mr. Beanz isn't the only one jealous. Count me in. If I were younger, healthier, and insane I'd try that ride too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Mr. Beanz isn't the only one jealous. Count me in. If I were younger, healthier, and insane I'd try that ride too.
    Never count yourself out! We're no spring chickens ourselves. There was a team of 70+ year olds who did it a few years back. All it takes is a decision to say "I'm going to do it!" Healthier comes from making the right decisions, which it sounds like your doing with your cycling as well as your "cross training" hikes in the mountains. Along with the Team Type1 racer boys there is also a Team Type 2 entered. They are a bunch of guys like you and me who all happen to have Type 2 diabetes. There was one guy on the team last year who was easily 300+lbs. They weren't the fastest team out there by far but they finished. You just have to believe!
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Good luck in the race! Will your team be doing updates on the web as the race goes on?
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    Good luck to you! I would love to be on a RAAM team someday.

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    I met one of the TT1 members this year at the Seattle TdC events. You've got your work cut out for you to beat that team... Best of luck, and go get 'em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cod.peace View Post
    Good luck in the race! Will your team be doing updates on the web as the race goes on?
    That's a good question. In past years we did. I'll have to ask. I do know if you sponsor a time station you will get a thank you call from one of the racers when we pass through your time station. No matter what time we go through the time station.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    I met one of the TT1 members this year at the Seattle TdC events. You've got your work cut out for you to beat that team... Best of luck, and go get 'em!
    Those guys are fast! There are eight of them and they are all Pro or wantabe Pro racers. I don't know if it is realistic thinking that we can hang with them or not. If not, I don't think we'll be that far behind them at the end. They are definitely the rabbits. It'll be fun to watch.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Ride it like you stole it!! Have a great race!

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    I'm another one who's jealous! Have a great time!
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    Be Fast, be Safe.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    Beanz, you know your jealous!
    Jealous Ha! If I were on your team, you might win!

    Good luck and be careful out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Jealous Ha! If I were on your team, you might win!

    Good luck and be careful out there!
    You may be right, as long as we don't let you do the descents!
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    When do you start riding?
    I am following the solo's
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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    We start Saturday at 1pm.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    We start Saturday at 1pm.
    I am planning to meet up with the RAAM in Bloomington Indiana, then follow to Greensburg.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Make sure you say hi when we go by!
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    B taking some pics of the riders.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Inspirational. If I win the lottery or become long term unemployed, I'll train-up and join!

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    One never knows where life will lead you! I never thought I'd do it once, let alone be here for my fourth RAAM.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    One never knows where life will lead you! I never thought I'd do it once, let alone be here for my fourth RAAM.
    Do the riders STOP at the Check Points?
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    Normally, No. The riders keep going. Often times the crews and team riders who are not on the bike will stop at checkpoints if they are manned. Solo riders will only stop at a check point if they have a specific reason, such as sleep, rest or a bike repair type situation.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Thanks, guess I will have a hard time trying to talk to anyone.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Are you going to be at a manned time station?
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Homeyba and his team mates are leading their division at check point 25, 1455 miles into the race. If you get a chance go out and see Homeyba go by.
    Make mine a double!

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