Well, Iím not riding in the RAAM but manning Time Station 1. I need two volunteers.
What do you have to do? Not much. I did it last year so I should be able to dig out all the info we have to have on hand for the teams (nearest hospitals, gas, WalMarts, etc.) Since the station is only 55 miles from the start, the teams donít need much. We mostly just sit under an awning and shoot the breeze for a few hours on two days. When the teams roll through we answer questions and look at the bikes and team car setups.
What you need. Youíll have to commit to two partial days, I think a Saturday and a Tuesday. The Saturday is most of the day and the Tuesday is maybe 4 hours. Iíll have all the details hopefully next week. There should be at least two-three people there all the time. If you volunteer and then you decide you canít make it, there are no excuses for flaking out on me. If you die and canít make it, please give me at least one weeksí notice and a replacement person.
Youíll also need a chair, a hat and some water. Itís hot up there in June. Maybe a camera so you can take pictures of the bikes.
Where is ďup thereĒ? The beautiful Lake Henshaw resort parking lot. For those of you who ride around here, itís the lake at the bottom of Palomarís East Grade Road. For those of you not from around here, the address is 26439 Highway 76, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070.
What you get. Last year I got a t-shirt, a cycling cap and some little Clif bars. You also get to see all the cool bikes up close. And lunch or dinner from the restaurant.
Thereís some pictures of last yearís festivities at http://www.sandiegorandonneurs.com/p..._RAAM_TS1.html and http://www.sandiegorandonneurs.com/p..._RAAM_TS1.html
If youíre interested, send me a PM or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org