Crew status: one year RAAM veteran
Primary role: Crew Chief
Founded an IT Consulting firm.
hobbies: Hiking, tropical beaches, being able to relax
with my wife.
Wife and 2 teenage boys
made you want to crew?
made you want to crew again?
my friend Allen.
A desire to improve on RAAM 2002. The challenge to do it better
– much better.
Going across the country at 17mph is actually quite scenic and
a great mental break from the world.
The gentleness and quietness of the trip (if you’re not
the one pedaling)
Very fond memories of last years experience with Greg and Mickey.
And the desire to experience that again.
Found it very interesting to study and analyze all participants
and crew of RAAM. Personalities, work habits, thought processes,
Wanting to see what Jim can invent this year.
The food. Wait – no that’s not it. The lack of food
and how it helps you lose weight. Not because food is not available,
but because you actually feel guilty having decent food when
Allen is on his bike drinking his meals.
Just the need of always analyzing and trying to understand what
Allen is experiencing and what he would expect from the crew
in each situation.
My mind won’t turn off and stop strategizing and running
through ‘what if’ scenarios.
Don’t need a comfortable bed to get good nights sleep.
Favorite memories, funny moments, etc… from last
Fending off wild beasts in Wyoming.
walking into the van with his face.
Sunsets and sunrises.
Watching the crew go ‘loopy’ when lacking sleep.
Watching Allen eat after the race was completed
is RAAM to you? (may tie in with reason for crewing)
Peter is just someone who thinks like I do, don't we all want
friends like that? It sure keeps us from arguing. But seriously,
I see this as a very important part of a crew chief as he might
understand my thoughts a little better than others would. He will
be key in keeping track of stats, food intake, course route and
the details that others through delirium may lose sight of. He
will need to be my brain at times to remind me how far to push
myself to make my goals, hills, etc... His personality is one
of steadiness. He just does not lose his cool which will be vital
on a trek across America under grueling conditions. His level
of sacrifice to join me on this endeavor is invaluable to me and
has caused me to see that he is definitely a true friend and gives
of himself above his own needs and circumstances. Something I
admire and value and hope to glean from him as our friendship
continues to grow. Peter's presence on RAAM 2003 will prove irreplaceable
I'm sure, as the hours run into days and days into a week.