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RAAM Round-up: Heading to Atlantic City

>PUTNAMVILLE, Indiana (10:47 a.m. EST, June 26, 2005) Second-placesolo racer, Mike Trevino, announced his withdrawal from RAAM this morning.According to information on his website, Trevino fell off his bikearound 8:30 a.m. EST and separated his shoulder."He was looking back for just a second and hit a little bump that tookhim down," explained a member of Trevino's crew. "We talked about continuingbut he would've had to ride with one arm the rest of theway and that's just not safe."RAAM rules also prohibit riders from taking any kind of pain medicationand with the pain quickly on

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>PUTNAMVILLE, Indiana (10:47 a.m. EST, June 26, 2005) Second-placesolo racer, Mike Trevino, announced his withdrawal from RAAM this morning.
According to information on his website, Trevino fell off his bikearound 8:30 a.m. EST and separated his shoulder.”He was looking back for just a second and hit a little bump that tookhim down,” explained a member of Trevino’s crew. “We talked about continuingbut he would’ve had to ride with one arm the rest of the
way and that’s just not safe.”RAAM rules also prohibit riders from taking any kind of pain medicationand with the pain quickly on its way to becoming unbearable, Trevino andcrew decided that it wouldn’t make sense to continue.With Trevino out of the runner-up position, Fabio Biasolo–who has establisheda high approval rating with the RAAM staff–moves into second place withChris MacDonald in third.Women’s Solo
Anna Catharina Berg, A seemingly upbeat Berg hangs in 8th place overallin the solo category. She last reported in from Times Station #35 at theMississippi River at 15:40. With more than 2/3s of RAAM, or 2012.2 milesbehind her, Berg has 1039.5 miles to goMen’s Solo
At more than 15 hours in the lead of the Men’s Solo category, onlysomething completely unexpected could wrest first place from Jure Robic.Robic last reported in from Time Station #44 in Laurelville, Ohio at 15:22.There are 574.8 miles still to go for Robic until the finish line in AtlanticCity. The announcement that second-place Mike Trevino would withdraw fromthe race came into HQ at 11 this morning.
News came that a separated shoulder forced Trevino to end his race.With Trevino out, Fabio Biasolo moves up a spot into second place. Biasolochecked in from Time Station #40 in Indianapolis, Indiana at 12:36 havingridden 2257 miles so far with 794.7 miles to go. New to third place andonly hours behind Biasolo, Chris MacDonald passed through Indianapolisat 15:22.Two-person Mixed Division
Now down to two teams, Grupo Guapo manages to stay at least one TimeStation ahead of Team Endorphins. Grupo Guapo reached Time Station #32in Camdenton, Missouri at 17:28. Iva Hradilova and John Wagoner of GrupoGuapo have ridden 1809.6 miles with 1242.1 miles to go. Team Endorphinspassed through Time Station #31 in Collins, Missouri at 15:16. Team Endorphinshas put behind them 1755.9 miles with 1295.8 miles still to come.Two-person Men’s Division
In first place, Team Lower Austria-Krems reported in from Time Station#39 in Putnamville, Indiana at 16:35. So far the team has gone 2209.5 mileswith 842.2 to go. The plucky French team, Crazy Gones, checked in lastfrom Time Station #36 in Greenville, Illinois at 15:11. Crazy Gones havepedaled 2058.3 miles so far with 993.4 yet to come. Daniel Crain and FredBoethling of Team 60+ stay safely in third place having ridden already1809.6 miles with 1242.1 to go. Team 60+ passed through Time Station #32,Camdenton, Missouri at 16:28.Four-person Mixed Division
Cheniere’s Making Cancer History continues to grow a lead over second-placeLandis Team Phoenix. Making Cancer History called in from Times Staion#40 in Indianapolis, Indiana at 17:40. Trailing by a
little over an hour, Landis Team Phoenix checked in at Indianapolisat 18:29.Four-person Women’s Division
Roaring Fork Volvo B2B Divas, The Divas are successfully raising theirspeed and lowering their time in a race against themselves. The Divas haveroughly two more days of riding until they reach the finish line. The teamchecked in this afternoon at 16:00 from Time Station #38 in Marshall, Illinois.Four-person Men’s Division
Finish line preparations are underway to welcome in first team, BeaverCreek-Vail, scheduled to arrive Monday morning at about 7:30. Currentlystomping their pedals on the mountains of West Virginia,
Beaver Creek – Vail checked in from Times Station #49 in Gormania,WV at 17:20. Team IWC Schaffhausen has succeeded in bridging a 35 minutegap behind Team Kern Wheelmen-Advocare to just three minutes! At Time Station#47 in Smithburg, WV. the Kern Wheelmen – Advocare called in at 17:28 andIWC Schaffhausen at 17:31. Stay tuned!Four-person Recumbent
Team ALS-Bacchetta seems to be speeding things up as it was reportedthis afternoon that the team had indeed increased its speed as it headedinto the final third of RAAM. With an average pace of 21.24 mph, ALS –Bacchetta passed through Time Station #45 in Athens, Ohio at 15:45. Behindthem, Team JDRF VeloKraft checked in from Time Station #41 in CambridgeCity, Indiana at 15:32.Corporate Teams
Safely in the lead of the Corporate Category, Team Insight continuesto ride a record-setting pace of 20.03 mph, Team Insight last checked infrom Time Station #42 in Troy, Ohio at 15:53. So far Team Insight has covered2374.5 miles with 677.2 left to go. In the runner-up position, Team DonateLife called in from TS 41 in Cambridge City, Indiana at 17:14. Team Vern’sInc. continues to hold a lead over Team Dry Heat. Team Vern’s Inc. lastcalled in from Times Station #36 in Greenville, Illinois at 15:00.For up-to-the-moment race progress, visit  www.raceacrossamerica.org.Team 60+
Hackneyed, worn-out, “old” story lines seem to cling to two-man Team60+.”Two guys, both 60 years old, reinvigorated by bicycling decide to dosomething wacky and so they enter RAAM.”But get this, Daniel Crain and Fred Boethling, started riding bikesbefore there was an Interstate system, before there was “mountain biking,”and before Europeans would even let an American race in one
of their races. Of course they were both kids at the time and not longafter, bike riding faded from their lives while they pursued careers andfamilies.Crain and Boethling each renewed their interest in cycling in the mid90s and since then they have built impressive resumes with many victoriesfor ultra-distance cycling.”Although ultra-distance cycling is a sort of craziness,” said Crain,”it’s what keeps me sane.”With a nod toward Lance Armstrong’s success in beating cancer, bothracers cite Armstrong as their greatest influence. A cancer survivor himself,Boethling crafted an energetic bio for the RAAM website that gives readersthe impression that this guy has gotten a new lease on life.Given their ages, Cain and Boethling possess the mental strength toovercome their years and the cache to prove that clichés apply:”Life is an adventure…Life is short, don’t waste it, live well…live every
day as though it were your last, but take time to smell the roses…beall you can be…leave the world a better place.”Unavailable for comment by phone, at time of release Team 60+ last checkedin from Time Station #30 at Fort Scott, Kansas at 9:28 EST. So far theyhave covered 1693.9 miles with 1357.8 left to go.