Thursday, June 11, 2009

General Comments Page

You of course may comment on any of our blog postings, but we've created this post especially for our family and friends to send us words of encouragement during the race. We'd love to hear from you! We will be using two-way headsets during the race and so your comments can be read to us by a member of our support crew. Your words might just be the very thing to lift our spirits during a particularly tough stretch of road. Thank you.


(Kelley) Brooke said...

Woo Hoo! I will definitely be following. Thanks for the blog invite. Blessings to Richard and Charlie. ~Brooke

Chris said...

Good luck, all. Yorkshire is all a-tingle watching and waiting for news!

barbw3x said...

Can't wait to follow your blog as you embark on this incredible journey. I'm proud to know you. Godspeed.

Ann said...

Richard - In case you need a smile - Ben went skydiving today, without telling me, of course. Hope you guys can enjoy the Utah views just a little as you pass through. Will be sending positive thoughts your way!! Love, Ann

Ann said...

The team should soon reach Durango, Colorado, where Richard was born on June 30, 1960(he weighed 10 pounds!) Richard - picture yourself celebrating both your 49th birthday and your success in this grueling but great adventure, not so very long from now! Ann

Anonymous said...


Jeannie does a terrific job of describing your progress and events. We feel like we are moving along with you and Charlie. Keep climbing--the summit of Denali is just ahead!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the call this morning. As you and Charlie grow wearier, the race grows more and more exciting for those of us following it. Your fun competition with the young (and gracious) Slovenians is super. We love you.

Dad in Peralta

Ann said...


I noticed the temperatures today - wow, stinking hot and it looks like some headwind. Now we know what this is about - PAIN!! But what its really about is two guys with the fortitude to overcome, and to get on and off that bike again and again and again until they get this thing done!

Can't help but be reminded of the end of Shakespeare's Henry V's rousing St Crispin's Day speech, as he tries to rally his British troops to battle against a vastly larger French force:

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."(substitute RAAM week)

Ann said...

Oh, and by the way. Though the British were outnumbered at least 6 to 1, the French casualties outnumbered the British by around 10 to 1, bringing the British their greatest military victory in history.

So, here's to the greatest two man over 50 finish in the history of RAAM!!