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Old 12-17-13, 05:04 PM   #1
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RAAM crew personality test

See if you have what it takes. Jac Attack crew compatability survey.
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Old 12-17-13, 05:24 PM   #2
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That was actually written by Pete Pensyers's wife if I remember correctly. It's pretty cool. All of those questions actually happened at one time or another. I've used that same (with modifications) myself for a number of years.
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Old 12-17-13, 05:35 PM   #3
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That was actually written by Pete Pensyers's wife if I remember correctly. It's pretty cool. All of those questions actually happened at one time or another. I've used that same (with modifications) myself for a number of years.
umm the first sentence is "The following questionnaire was developed by veteran crew member Joanne Penseyres, wife of three-time RAAM winner Pete Penseyres," the other part of your post is is also mentioned towards the end before the Jac Attack score comment. In addition, Credit was given to the raam web site where it is published under "assemble crew". You speed readers miss a lot.
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I figured out the pattern pretty quickly, but enjoyed it anyway.
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Old 12-17-13, 07:31 PM   #5
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... You speed readers miss a lot.
Hey, we have busy lives. Plus, it's tough to see all that on my phone. That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it. I'm glad she was credited properly. Definitely a worthy read.
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Old 12-18-13, 02:34 PM   #6
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Most people have absolutely no clue how stressful it is to be packed in with just a couple of people for more than a couple of days. Even in a one- or two-week stage race, where you get to sleep in a hotel every night, relationships can rapidly deteriorate. This is where selection of the proper crew chief is of paramount importance, someone with excellent people skills, the patience of Job, and a philosophy of "I don't care whose fault it is, how do we fix it? And fast?"

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Old 12-18-13, 04:11 PM   #7
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I'm glad I have friends that have done this (crewed) and I have been followed their efforts. I am not sure I'm cut out for that sort of thing. Interpersonal dynamics can be just a little crazy.
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Old 12-18-13, 05:05 PM   #8
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A little insanity goes a long way
. In 2010 I was Amy Xu's mechanic. We usually slept in a motor home she had rented in shifts. She spent 20+ hours a day on the bike.
Three of us followed her in a van while the other five went on ahead and rested.
She ran out of steam at the Mississippi after riding about 860 miles in three days trying to make the time cut.
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Old 12-18-13, 06:39 PM   #9
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On that one about the tires, answer should be "None of the above", you go check out the tires for yourself first.
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Yeah, it's all pretty damned true. I crewed for my wife in 2012 and will be out there again this year, possibly as Crew Chief. It's a stressful thing, but nothing compared to driving an oversized RV on one lane roads in Italy as I did last summer!

But if my wife starts going on about needing batteries for her cassette player, I might laugh at her before offering a recharged iPod!
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