7:45PM-CDT: Amy has reached Time Station #18 at Alamosa, CO!! And bigger yet she has surpassed the 1000 miles mark! That is incredible!! Conditions in Alamosa were 69F with south winds at 17mph. I'm not sure if that is accurate because Amy's crew reported earlier that they were up against a stiff headwind. It has been a tough 24 hours for Amy and she has been forced to prove her mettle. Let me be the first to say that I am totally in AWE! What Amy has done so far is completely beyond comprehension!
Amy tackling more climbing RAAM 2010
2:50PM-CDT: Amy has cleared Wolf Creek Pass! That is BIG! She has now reached TS#17 at South Fork, CO. Reports are the cresting the pass was very emotional, there were tears and cheers, clapping and picture taking! The conditions as she road into South Fork were 68F with Sw winds at 10mph. As you can tell from the picture, conditions on the pass as she went over were a bit cooler.
Amy about to crest Wolf Creek Pass. RAAM 2010
Arrival at TS#17 in South Fork, CO. RAAM 2010
11:30AM-CDT: Just checked in with the crew that is currently in the RV. It sounds like they are dealing with a few challenges today. It was cold overnight with temps going down to 39F. They are having a problem with one of the tires on the van that is following Amy. Also, Amy is starting to struggle with saddle issues and a sore bottom. No amount of training can prepare you for how your body will react to so many hours on the bike. These are the type of challenges that RAAM throws at you that are so hard to prepare for. Amy does have a top-notch crew and they will do their best to resolve these obstacles.
8:33AM-CDT: Amy has passed through TS#16 at Pagosa Springs, CO. Temps were 48F and calm when she got there. Reports have not come in yet but I think the Amy & crew encountered cold temps and rain overnight. Crewing for Amy overnight was Michelle, Sally, and David.
TSH Crew members: Sally, Michelle, & David. RAAM 2010
Wolf Creek Pass now lies ahead of Amy as she goes from Pagosa Springs to South Fork, CO. The forecast in the area is not in the riders favor either. South Fork is forecasting scattered rain & isolated thunderstorms, temps in the 50F's, and 10-20mph SE winds with gusts to 45mph. It is going to be a tough leg for Amy. Send positive thoughts her way! Hang in there Amy!