On the way to Ft. Scott, KS

At 9AM EDT, Rick was nearly half way along the 59-mile leg to Ft. Scott, KS.  This is the last time station in Kansas, before he heads into Missouri.  He then has to ride completely across Missouri  and reach the Mississippi River before 4 PM EDT on Thursday.

During the overnight hours, Rick took a 4-hour break on the way to Yates Center.  This did reduce his overall average speed down to 10.4 MPH, but he also moved back into 2nd place  in his division.

Crewman, George Metzler sent me a note this morning, expressing a twinge of bus-envy “…Our two minivans and conversion van have been serving us well as RAAM  vehicles.  We seem to have just what we need, but now I feel a little a bit short changed …..  Check out team Bandwidth’s tour bus:

Rick's support van, parked next to the Team Bandwidth bus

… I can only wonder at the budget line-item just for fuel, in order to just get that bus across the country!

Today, I’ll be looking for Rick’s overall average speed to build back up, and to also get well-positioned for the push to the Mississippi River, before taking his next extended rest.

-Tom Rosenbauer
Eastern PA RBA

7 comments to On the way to Ft. Scott, KS

  • Carol Martin

    Keep up the great riding, Rick

  • Guy

    Wow, Missouri in the sights! Looking good!

  • Bret (BCAAS)

    C’mon Rick, keep those pedals turning. For everyone asking how much longer, at least you can say “more than halfway there.”

  • Andrew

    Other teams may have bigger busses, but none has more heart than Team AFU/Rex Racing. Rick, you continue to amaze me with your ability to keep riding with little rest and to keep those pedals turning day after day.

  • Eric N. Nafziger

    AWESOME! Half way there! Your spirit, heart, & determination are inspiring. Keep cranking!
    P.S. George – I’ll be happy to drive that out next year, but I may need it 2 or 3 weeks in advance ;)

  • Bret (BCAAS)

    I saw the time and speeds at TS30. Way to increase the overall speed. Keep up the great work!

  • Hey riccardo!
    glad you are getting some experience for next year, you can let me know what stations I can pedal that is the easy ones, remember I am the guy with ms. Keep going riccardo I am with you bro, proud of you , paolo says hi and he is with you too, go for it!!!!


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