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Baptism by Fire, A Rookie’s First Encounter - Stephen Stafford's Texas RAAM Cycling Challenge

Baptism by Fire, A Rookie’s First Encounter – Stephen Stafford’s Texas RAAM Cycling Challenge

By Stephen Ray Stafford, As a first timer to competitive Ultracycling, I didn’t have a clue what to expect at the RAAM Texas Cycling Challenge.  All I know is endurance triathlon racing, so my plan was to just ride my race and see what happened at the end.  I knew it would be a long day […]

Texas Cycling Challenge - Race Director's Report

Texas Cycling Challenge – Race Director’s Report

While most everyone was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day drinking green beer and chasing leprechauns, we were riding through fields of blue bonnets and chasing white tailed deer through the Texas Hill Country.  The Texas Cycling Challenge was the kick-off event for this year’s RAAM Challenge Series.  Generally, each of the nine events is comprised of […]

Texas RAAM Cycling Challenge Race Results

Texas RAAM Cycling Challenge Race Results

The 200 mile Event Kurt Searvogel wins the inaugural RAAM Texas Cycling Challenge 200 mile event in 9hrs 55mins.  Seven racers lined up at the start, but it was only rookie racer Stephen Stafford that was able to pressure Searvogel on the very hilly route with 10,000 ft of vertical gain.  Stafford finished just a mere […]

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