I just hung up the phone with Rob. After 1320 miles, it is time. He has decided to end this year's RAAM.
In the end, saddle sores are a bad scene. Immensely painful, the rider adjusts his position in the saddle to try to compensate and get more comfortable. That leads to lower efficiency and worse, possible bio-mechanical problems in the knees and hips.
It was a tough decision, no doubt, but it was made with his wife and day crew members Mike Perron and Vin Daniello.
In the end, Rob knows himself better than anyone. He made the right decision.