Spinhalers RAAM Blog

Keep up with what’s going on with the team preparing for the RAAM and raising funds and awareness for Asthma UK.

RAAM Officials know what they are talking about

18th June 2014 All the literature and any relevant on-line clips tell you that day three of The Race Across America is the worst day for crew members. It appears from our own experience this is indeed the case. I assume adrenaline and… Read More »

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A Few Thoughts . . .

Nearly the 18th June 2014 17 different characters with one common aim – To complete the Race Across America and raise a decent amount of awareness and money for Asthma UK. None of us had any idea how tough this was going to… Read More »

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Pulled Again!

Later 17th June 2014 Ok, I know this is a completely rubbish photo and you can’t even see what it’s supposed to be portraying. To clarify, it was taken through the back window of one of our support vehicles during the middle of… Read More »

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The Handover or Rolling Exchange

17th June 2014 To briefly explain the photo below: The four cyclists are split into two shifts (or pods) The Blue and the Green. The cyclists work in pairs, each cycling for around 30 mins while the other rests.  This pattern continues for… Read More »

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Was it something I said?

Later 16th June Just 15 minutes before this photograph was taken Sir James Fuller, to give him his correct title, was explaining to me how hard the cycling had been during the previous 7 hours. – The course had been extremely ‘lumpy’ (cycling… Read More »

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Words cannot describe… or Different Points of View

16th June 2014 Pictured below from the left are Shaun Woods (double and triple checking the route), Martyn Grant and John Hall (the blue pod cyclists). You’ll notice two empty plates of food – both riders having finished a Thai green curry, followed… Read More »

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Asthma UK Video

16th June 2014 If you have Facebook, please spare us a couple of minutes to watch this video. Thanks

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Losing the Plot?

Even later on the 15th June There are many regulations every team needs to follow and certain roads which the cyclists plus one support vehicle can use but not the motor homes or additional RAAM support vehicles. I didn’t want to interrupt because it… Read More »

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John is causing problems!!

Later on the 15th June Those of you who know John will assume from the title he’s “gone off on one” of his famous rants, or possibly not kept his overly competitive nature in check. None of that this time. John’s weight appears… Read More »

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One of those moments . . .

15th June 2014 Every now and then the stars align and everything comes together at the right time. Regarding the race I’m full of admiration for the four cyclists who continue to pedal hard in the searing desert heat. Maybe the cooler weather… Read More »

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