We're heading into the meat of RAAM. The adrenaline of the first couple of days are over and now the reality of 2,000 miles-to-go starts to set in.
The good news is that most of the western climbs are behind Rob, with only Cuchara pass to go. He's in the top five and seems to be feeling just fine. His spirits and humor are all where the should be: good old Rob. The less-than-good news is that Rob is heading into unbearable head winds and possibly some violent thunderstorms. The weather so far has been great, but there is balance in the universe and payback can be a bitch.
He's still heading toward La Veta and thunderstorms are predicted through the night. Sounds like a good time to take a sleep break while the rain passes by.
I'll leave you with a video from yesterday with a brief conversation with Rob, around the 7:45 mark. Hard to believe he had ridden 800 miles at this point. He's fresh as a daisy. And I love that when the light turned green, he said "Adios." He's all business.