Quick update. Crew has been working very hard to insure Cassie rocks this thing. Special shout out to the “A” shift who has done a great job today making sure Cassie has everything she needs.
RAAM is obviously a race more challenging then any of us mere mortals can comprehend and Cassie is showing remarkable strength as she pushes through and continues to chip away at it.
If I were a positive vibe dispatcher right now I would be like “calling all positive vibes we have a person who needs you.”
Get on it people, Cassie’s doing her part now send her a push….
~ Crew member Jerry
We caught up with Cassie this morning around Montezuma, KS for the morning shift change. She was fired up after passing a male solo rider earlier in the morning and was pushing hard to put distance between the two of them. The next Time Station was in Greensburg, KS and Cassie took some time here to put up her feet and eat. After getting sick with an upset stomach yesterday, she was careful about what she put into her body. Today she has adjusted better to taking solid foods and she’s eating a tuna sandwich several times a day! Next year we’re asking for a tuna sponsor!
Rolling into Kingman, KS was a huge milestone for Cassie—the halfway point! 1496.8 complete!
Cassie’s primary bike had been having some minor shifting problems, so we took it to a bike shop for a fix in Wichita. We got the bike back to her and she decided to stay with her secondary bike because she was enjoying it.
We’ve been traveling on some very busy roads here in Kansas with construction and lots of semi traffic. As we drive along we give Cassie warnings over our loudspeaker to prepare her for the wind gusts that come when a semi zooms past.
We heard the unfortunate news that the women’s record holder in RAAM—Seana Hogan, who was currently in first place has withdrawn from the race. We saw Seana and her team in the motel parking lot and she’s fine, but didn’t think it was worth continuing the race with the lung congestion she was suffering through since the dust storm in AZ. She and her team wished Cassie all the best and said they’d be rooting for her.
Tonight the crew is staying at the Motel 8 in El Dorado, KS and we’d like to give a huge thank you to Richard at the front desk who was so generous and donated a room for the crew donating their time to help Cassie for Pedal for Heroes. The support we receive along the way is so inspiring; we live in an amazing country!
Go Cassie Go!
–Crew member Mentha