Just spoke to night crew nav-man Mike Desilet. Rob's riding well. It's getting cold again and temps are expected to drop back into the high 20's tonight. The plan is to get him through Time Station 21 in Clayton, NM, and then push past that until about 2:00 AM, when he will go down for his scheduled sleep break.
Everyone sounded upbeat and enthusiastic about Rob's performance.
Mike said he would pass along my comments in the previous post.
BTW - thanks to all-around good guy and Rob's cousin Tom Schmiedel who has been out on the course and cheering Rob on since Colorado. He is waiting at the Clayton time station right now, where Rob will stop for 15 minutes and put on some warm clothes. I know he will enjoy seeing Tommy again.
One last thing: Is it mere coincidence that the night crew navigator's last name is "Desilet" as in "desolate"? If you saw the area of the country they were traveling through right now... well, you get the point.