Just before dawn of day 3, a mile or two Time Station 9 in Flagstaff, AZ, we caught up with Rob’s night crew. We asked how he was doing. They replied, “great!”
Worried that they were giving us an easy answer, we asked again, “no, really, how is he doing?”
They replied again that he was doing quite well (above is a little video from their shift)–he had a good night climbing up into the highlands of Arizona where the temperature dropped, giving him a reprieve from the brutal heat of the California desert he left yesterday evening. Today brought a new challenge, though–as most days of RAAM do–the rough roads and heat of the Navajo nation.
Rob stayed in good spirits all day, however, delighting his crew with humorous semi-coherent rambling and Kung Fu antics.
Saddle sores and other rear-end irritation are starting to become an issue. Despite this, Rob rode strong all day, entering Utah’s Monument Valley in the late afternoon.
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