Just had a brief conversation with night crew navigator Mike Desilet. The temperature dropped to 19 degrees last night while Rob was riding toward Taos. He had to get into the motor home to warm up and take a nap.
Rob is now back on the bike and riding strong once again.
Let's see, now. So far, this edition of RAAM has presented Rob with:
- Extreme heat
- Extreme cold
- A broken pace vehicle
- Insane headwinds
A yet, there he is back on the bike and riding toward Taos.
As of 9:30, he was still 30 miles from the Taos time station. I thought he would get there by around 3:00 or 4:00 am, but clearly the cold temps of New Mexico had other plans.
I hope to catch up with both the day and night crews by phone in a few minutes for further updates.
Also, I have some new photos sent over yesterday that I will post momentarily.