The pace van that follows Rob is having major mechanical difficulties. Rob is taking a sleep break while the crew transfers pace van materials to the shuttle van so that when Rob wakes up, he can continue riding.
When I spoke with Mike Perron just now, they were in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Cortez, CO, trying in vain to repair the transmission which is hemorrhaging fluid.
They are about two miles from the local Chrysler dealer, which they plan to be at when it opens for business tomorrow morning. With any luck, they can get it fixed and be on their way. If not, there will have to be some seriously creative logistical footwork, since the ailing vehicle was rented here in New Milford and I am reasonably sure that the local dealership will want it back at some point.
I plan to speak to the local dealership in the morning.
Rob is feeling fine, though he said he lost a bit of the snap in his legs today and he is frustrated by the number of times he has to urinate, which is slowing him down. He's been here before. No worries. A good nap and a working pace van should put him back in the groove.
Hey - If this was easy, it wouldn't be RAAM!