It's been an eventful day first day. Marko Baloh has been occasionally sharing the lead with Strasser and Gulewicz. They are 350 miles in and averaging 21.5mph! Not bad. They had a pretty strong tail wind last night which helped them quite a bit. One unfortunate incident happened yesterday on the descent into Borrego Springs. Team Teal's rider (two man RAW team from Canada) hit a jeep that pulled a u turn in front of him. He had to get life flighted to the hospital with serious injuries. Hope to hear an update on his condition today from race HQ. It’s been very interesting being a race official after being a racer in four of the last five years. You can definitely tell the veterans from a lot of the rookies! I haven’t given out any time penalties yet. Just some warnings for half hearted stops at stop signs. We’re working the back end of the solo field. We’re seeing way more time off the bike than you do with the riders up front. Time to get back to the riders.