Just saw that Mark Pattinson dropped out. He's a great rider who finished second in 2008, behind Robic, and was Rookie of the Year. We hope he is not injured and wish him well.
RAAM is not just a race; it's also a war of attrition. DNFs (Did Not Finish) are part of the race, as just about any veteran RAAM racer, including Rob, can tell you.
Obviously this moves everyone who was behind him, including Rob, up in the rankings.
And the race rolls on.