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See The Cubs Game from a Rooftop – Scott McIntosh RAAM Benefit – Sunday, June 1

Im crewing for Scott at RAAM this year. We have 11 days until the race.

On Sunday, June 1st, the Cubby Bear is hosting a rooftop party with Scott McIntosh as the guest of honor to help raise money for his RAAM venture as well as the American Breast Cancer Society.  For $100, you get a great rooftop seat to see the Cubs playing the Colorado Rockies. It’s open bar with beer and wine and a grill going, and Scott will be there, riding his Moots on a trainer.  Attendees will see the speedometer and can throw bets on what miles per minute he’ll hit.

Admission may be purchased online at: http://scottraam.blogspot.com/
or for tickets or more info, contact Josh@cubbybear.com or tim@wrigleyvillerooftops.com 773-248-7663

RAAM Crew Needed – See America at 18 mph!

I am crewing for a good friend of mine, Scott McIntosh, at this years Race Across America. Scott is the maniac responsible for getting me hooked on ultracycling. He is a very strong rider, a super guy and tough enough to do a great race this year.

We still need a few more crew members. The main qualifications are enthusiasm and a willingness to be part of an amazing experience. If you are interested drop me an email at bryce at brycewalsh.com

RAAM Revisited 1 – Dehydration, cramps, and stubbornness

After spending about a year and a half focused on the one goal of completing the race, it is strange to be back home and returning to a more regular lifestyle. It has now been 2 1/2 weeks(when I began this post) since returning to Chicago. I have not been out on my bike for longer than 4 hours at any time. An inordinate amount of time has been spent on the couch.

For the first week following the race, I felt fine, even energetic. There were a few minor issues such as numb feet and healing saddle sores, but all in all I was in good shape. I ended up losing about 7 pounds over the course of the race. A fairly big amount for me. The second week brought a strange kind of fatigue. If I sat down for a few minutes I would fall asleep, I felt like Grandpa Simpson falling asleep mid-rant. Continue Reading →

Race Across America-El Tour ULTRA CYCLIST of the YEAR

From an Email sent by Perimeter Bicycling.

It was a grueling race this year and your vote is needed to honor the dedication, discipline and valor of your favorite RAAM cyclist! Use your own criteria for any cyclist – solo or member of a team.

e-mail info@perimeterbicycling.com today with your selection! In order to validate your vote please include your name, your e-mail and your address.

Votes will be counted on Friday, July 14, 2006, so please vote NOW!


All RAAM cyclists (solos and individual members of the relay teams) are eligible for this prestigious award. Amongst other accolades, the winner will receive:

Round-Trip airfare (U.S only, sorry!) to participate in the 2006 First Magnus El Tour de Tucson XXIV presented by Diamond Ventures on Nov 18, including complimentary entry and 4-day hotel accommodations. El Tour is the largest Perimeter Bicycling event in the U.S. welcoming over 8000 participants from all over the world including Olympic & pro-level racers as well as families at all levels of cycling experience.

Two complimentary tickets to the El Tour Dedication Dinner, where he/she will be introduced.

Recognition at the El Tour Grand Cycling Awards Ceremony after the event on Saturday, November 19

Thank you for participating! Please feel free to pass this on to others you feel would like to have their voice heard!

If you’ve already voted – THANK YOU! You are part of the Sprit of RAAM

Please vote today!

Message from Bryce

Walsh, RAAM 2006 Competitor, 5th Place

At 2:24AM CDT on June 23, 2006, rookie competitor Bryce Walsh completed the RAAM 2006 Ultracycling Competition in just 11 days, 15 hours, and 53 minutes. After penalties are applied, Walsh’s official finish time is 3:09AM CDT, June 23, 2006. He maintained an average speed of 10.87 MPH with a total off-bike time of 41 hours and 34 minutes.

He takes 5th place.

Congratulations to Mr. Bryce Walsh. You earned it, man.

Bryce has the best fans in the world! Thank you all for your insanely beautiful support.