August 2, 2014
TEAM FOG @teamfogracing A great #raam crossing in 7d 4h 5m.  Not easy but a truly new experience working with 17 other rookies!  As Forrest might say, “crewchiefin’ is tough”.

TEAM FOG @teamfogracing A great #raam crossing in 7d 4h 5m.  Not easy but a truly new experience working with 17 other rookies!  As Forrest might say, “crewchiefin’ is tough”.

September 10, 2012
Check out the latest fun! Got a bronze medal at the ICF World Dragonboat Championships in Milan Italy!

March 7, 2012

'If no one has said it before, well then, we'll say it for the first time.  There is something very right about a kid on a bike.  Bicycles and childhood just go together'

Katie Couric’s intro to the feature story highlighting my work with kids in Charlotte.

February 23, 2012
Cycling History

Four-time Race Across America veteran — 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2003.

RAAM HISTORY:

Lifetime RAAM # 243, as I am the 243rd person to race in the RAAM.  As of 2014 I am one of about 300 men to have an official finish, and one of about 40 finishers to have completed the RAAM 3 times!

1999 Irvine CA to Savannah GA, 2938 miles

  • 10 days 9 hours and 6 minutes (249 hours) 10th place overall, 
  • First American Rookie

2000 Portland OR to Pensacola FL, 2975 miles

  • 10 days 21 hours and 52 minutes (269 hours) 12th place overall

2001 Portland OR to Pensacola FL, 1833 miles

  • 7 days, DNF, 11th place overall

2003 San Diego CA to Atlantic City NJ, 7th place overall

  • 10 Days 3 hours 17 minutes (243 hours)  7th place overall

Ian Sandbach Award Winner (2003) —"given annually to a racer who demonstrates true RAAM spirit and good sportsmanship."

2007 RAAM Photographer

Race Across the West History (RAW):  RAW

2010 Ocean City CA to Durango CO, 860 miles

  • Lifetime RAW # 106
  • 69 hours and 13 minutes
  • Third Place Overall
  • Winner of Class and Fixed Gear Record Holder

Fixed Gear Records:

  • Bike Sebring 24 Hour Race 2010 with 283 miles Bike Sebring 12/24 Hours
  • Bike Sebring 24 Hour Race 2011 with 347 miles 
  • Calvin’s 12 Hour Challenge 2010 with 214.5 miles Calvin’s Challenge
  • Race Across the West (RAW) Fixed Gear 860 miles in 69 hours 13 minutes. 

Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA) Records:

UltraMarathon Cycling Association

  • North Carolina East to West, (July 1998), 563 miles in 41h 33m 
  • South Carolina North to South (5 days later), 238 miles in 11h 38m
  • North Carolina South to North Record (1997) 8 hours 42 minutes (now broken)

Five-time RAAM crewman:  

UMCA Record Official, Crew Chief or Crewman:

  • Earth to Venus, Ed Fleming, Crew
  • Michigan North to South, Jeff Stephens, Crew
  • North Carolina South to North, Trena Frye, Crew
  • 2000-2001 12 hour Road Record, Chris Harkey, Official
  • 2004 Missouri East to West and West to East, Chris Hopkinson, Official
  • 2007 Furnace Creek 508- Wolf Spider, Crew
  • 2009 Race Across America Crew Chief- Ann Wooldridge, Over 50 Record 12d
  • 2011 Race Across the West- Ann Wooldridge 74h 23m
  • 2014 TEAM FOG-8 Man Team 7d 4h 5m Crewchief

Notable Ultra Rides:

  • Bridge to Bridge Challenge 1993-1995-1997,  Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce
  • Texas Hell Week 700-1000 miles 1994-1996-1997-1998-1999 Welcome to HellWeek.com!
  • Tour of North Texas 1994-586 miles-4th place-44 hours 28 minutes, 
  • 300k and 400k Brevet 1994 Apex NC
  • National 24 Hour Challenge 1995-18th place-319 miles, 1997-8th place-361 miles, 1998 2nd place 375 miles, National 24-Hour Challenge
  • Spartanburg 300k 1997
  • Sauertown 200k 1997-2002-2004
  • Ironbutt 24 hour Time Trial 1997 (with Larry Schwartz) 5th 304 miles, 
  • 1997 Gator Hell week, Welcome to HellWeek.com!
  • Prologue TT SC 1998-2nd place
  • Calvins 12 hour Challenge 1998 2nd place 206 miles-1999-2000-2002-2003 2nd place-2005 1st place-2010 1st place, Calvin’s Challenge
  • NC/SC State TT 1998 Championship 4th place 1 hour 14 minutes 
  • Paris-Brest -Paris Brevet Week 1999 200k/300k/400k/600k in 7 days, PAC Tour Home Page
  • THC Lowes Motor Speedway Tandem Series Winner 2000, http://carolinatt.org/v4/
  • Bike Sebring 3rd 2003 219 miles-4th, 2004-5th, 2005 377 miles-3rd, 2006 377 miles, 1st (fixed record) 2010 283 miles, 1st (new fixed record) 2011 347 miles. Bike Sebring 12/24 Hours
  • Solo unsupported ride around Lake Superior, 1100 miles in 150 hours, 2004

Veteran of over 30 Du/Bi/Triathlons:  

  • 1989 Coors Light Duathlon 40th (with Kenny Souza)
  • 1990 Sandhill Biathlon 11th
  • 1990 Triple Falls Triathlon 3rd
  • 1990 Clinton Sprint Triathlon 6th
  • 1990 Laurens Sprint Triathlon 6th
  • 1990 Metal and Blood 5th
  • 1990 Come See Me Biathlon 5th
  • 1990 Neptune Festival 14th
  • 1991 Clinton Sprint 5th
  • 1991 Latta Plantation Triathlon 43rd
  • 1991 Laurens Sprint Triathlon 4th
  • 1991 Triple Falls Triathlon 1st
  • 1991 Laurens Sprint Triathlon 6th
  • 1991 Neptune Festival 17th
  • 1992 Laurens Sprint Triathlon 2nd
  • 1992 Clinton Sprint Triathlon 2nd
  • 1992 Triangle Triathlon 28th (with Mike Pigg)
  • 1992 Clinton Sprint Triathlon 2nd
  • 1992 Laurens Sprint Triathlon 1st-Series Winner
  • 1992 Hitchcock Spring Triathlon 2nd
  • 1995 Winter Biathlon 4th
  • 2000 Over the Mountain Triathlon 3rd place 

Veteran of 6 marathons, 2 Stair Climbing races and hundreds of running races:

  • Charlotte Observer Marathon 1992 4 hours
  • Charlotte Observer Marathon 1996 4 hours 17 minutes
  • Charlotte Observer Marathon 2002 4 hours 2 minutes
  • 1992 Stairclimb up First Charlotte Building, 26 floors in 2 minutes 23 seconds, 1st Overall Winner
  • 2011 Race to the Top up the Duke Energy Center, 49 floors in 10 minutes 27 seconds, 99th overall and 13th in age group.  Race to the Top | March 26, 2011 | Duke Energy Center

Dragonboat:

  • US National Team- Milan Italy Bronze Medal at World Dragonboat Championships 2012

Contact me @ RAAM243@aol.com for any questions, to discuss coaching opportunities, to make donations or purchase bicycle advocacy stickers.

Look for me in the George Clooney movie “Leatherheads”. I am featured for about 17 seconds in the final game sequence as the radio operator in the press box. 

Featured on CBS Evening News 2009.  tfkccbs 0001

October 6, 2011
Race Across America Documentary film

Learn more about the toughest race on earth.

September 14, 2011
Some great stuff from NASA's GRAIL tweetup!

Social media tweetup from NASA producing over 90 million impressions so far.  Our GRAIL project with Neil Tyson is well on its way to educate and inform millions more.  Search @raam243, @GRAIL, or @nasatweetup for all the tweets from this fantastic event!

June 22, 2011
Must watch, the best 11minutes of RAAM in 10 years

You must watch his video if your a fan of RAAM. It is the best 11 minutes of video in 10 years.

June 21, 2011
Rankings for RAW Unofficial speed/time/LT #

unofficial historical rankings for solo RAW by ave speed, shortest time and lifetime number.

avg h/m name avg speed d.h.m   h/m   lifetime RAW #

1 1  daniel wyss  (-50)   17.69 avg   2.0.29 48h 29m 10

2 2  peter oyler   15.36 avg   2.7.50   55h 50m 11

3 3  david ophel (+50)   14.39 avg   2.11.35  59h 35m 12
4 4  thomas lavallee   14.33 avg 2.11.51  59h 51m 3
5 5  dennis johnson   13.01 avg   2.17.56  65h 56m 13
6 mark metcalfe   12.94 avg   2.18.6  66h 6m 4
7 7  gregory robinson   12.82 avg   2.18.54  66h 54m 14
8 19  dallas morris   12.73 avg   3.18.37  90h 37m 2
9 16  paul carpenter   12.51 avg   3.11.27  83h 27m   1
10 8  terry lansdell (fixed)   12.39 avg   2.21.13  69h 13m 5
11 9  tim richardson   12.28 avg    2.21.50  69h 50m 15
12 10  joan deitchman   12.08 avg   2.22.58  70h 58m 16
13 11  ann wooldridge   11.53 avg   3.2.23  74h 23m 17
14 12  mick walsh  11.23 avg   3.4.24  76h 24m 18

15 14  mike wilson   11.16 avg   3.4.53  76h 53m 7
16 13  fred taylor   11.16 avg  3.4.50  76h 50m 6
17 15  mike dunlap   10.48 avg   3.9.51  81h 51m 19
18 17  Jose bermudez   9.93 avg   3.14.22  86h 22m 20
19 18  alex shnyra   9.75 avg   3.16.0  88h 0m 21

June 11, 2011
"Good to begin well, better to end well. Chinese proverb"

May 17, 2011

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