I received this update from epicPLANET.tv's producer Allen Jones this morning.
Hi John,RAAM was the ultimate sufferfest, not only for the racers but for me as well! How about between 2-3 hours sleep per night for over a week? Sleeping wherever I could find a horizontal place – the ground, the floor of one of our RV's, etc. Bathing every few days. Hit or miss on food. NO alcohol (race rules – a good one too!).
The only part that did cooperate was the weather – only a few hours of rain one evening. And many good tailwinds.There were lots of dramatic moments, meltdowns, you name it, but the team prevailed through it all and finished in 7 days and change.Now here I sit with over 20 hours of documentary coverage and endless possibilities…
Ride on…Allen Jones
John is a member on the AFS (Association of Fitness Studios) Advisory Council.
Holding certifications from; Schwinn, Heart Zones, Team ICG and Life Time Fitness, John's held regularly scheduled cycling classes between 1998 and 2015 when he moved to Florida.
When the weather permits, you'll find him riding and leading outdoor groups by himself or with his Tandem partner (wife) Amy.