Category Archives: Road

Jerry Arnold’s Report on RAW

(Jerry wrote this excellent series of articles on Facebook about his RAW adventure, and it is reprinted here. The featured photo is Jerry and his #1 teammate, his wife Judy.)

Part 1 of 5 on RAW

The Start
The Race Across the West (RAW) is an UltraMarathon bike race from Oceanside, CA to Durango, CO. Starting simultaneously with, and over the same course as RAAM, the race spans 860 miles and includes some 50,000 feet of climbing. The clock runs continuously with racers and their support crews going around the clock to make their way to Durango as fast as possible, taking rest and/or sleep breaks as needed. Continue reading

Nebraska West-East Record

On Saturday, September 29, with the sun just rising over the Pine Ridge, we headed east from the Wyoming-Nebraska border on a beautiful fall morning for an attempt to set a record for crossing Nebraska in a West-East direction. The route was on US Highway 20 from Wyoming to the Iowa state line on the Missouri River near Sioux City, IA. The day of the ride was clear with light winds forecasted to be a headwind gradually swinging around to the rear. Continue reading