Rob went through time station 18, Taos, NM, about an hour ago. Clearly he is behind his desired schedule. He did not log too many miles last night and as a result has fallen to 17th place overall as of Taos. In addition to all the other stuff RAAM has thrown at him, he apparently spiked a fever last night, which is why he was off the bike more than planned.
I spoke briefly with Kate (his wife) and crew chief Mike Perron, both of whom are with Rob in the Pace Van today. They say his spirits are still good and he is riding strong again.
I still think Rob can find his legs and slowly pull himself back up in the standings. If his body cooperates, he'll be there.