The clock is ticking

Sometimes the day ends too soon, especially when you have lots of problems. Believe it, RAAM is never boring. Everything quickly turns from bad to good and from good to bad.

Marko says that some of the worst things is when you have to sit on the bike with the aching butt and when you press the pedal with sore soles. You decide what's going to happen. Will you be able to transfer the pain or will you succumb? You know, the pain is temporary, it's just a superficial wound on the body, but pain must not take your thoughts. Marko was very close to her succumb. Then came Joni, with her wise words and most important with the miracle cream. It was just enough that Marko once again sat on the saddle and the morning average speed of 23.2 km/h increased to 25.1 km/h. It is true that the terrain was very diverse in the morning, a lot of short, steep climbs, but in the afternoon it was like it should  be. Thank you Joni!

The weather made all problems even worst. In the morning it was hot and very humid, and then a heavy thunderstorm with rain came. Rain was good for cooling down, but it was bad for all the sores. Marko has proven again that he does not give up easy, but he left the door opened for some convincing. However, this is the hardest race and everything is in the head of the racer and in the good crew. Of course, also a friend that brings a spare bike can help. Especially someone who has been put through all this and he knows how you feel. Thanks Dave Haase! It can also help some kind of the bribe ... burger is a great idea, maybe some chocolate? Of course!

So far we have in 6 days and 10 hours completed 2200 mi or 3540km and Marko currently holds fifth place. The first and second place is almost unreachable, the competition for the third, is a big one. In any case, the last third of the race will be very interesting

Read 11546 times

14 comments

  • Comment Link ZZZ Tuesday, 18 June 2013 08:51 posted by ZZZ

    Jooj kolikokrat sem že začel pisat, pa sem potem izbrisal.
    Nasvete, ki jih vi dobro veste in poizkušate to udejanjit.
    Pa vendar.., tudi sedaj bi lahko spet izbrisal besedilo, pa ne bom!
    Bom kar naravnost povedal: MI HOČEMO STOPNIČKE !
    Vi pa to naredite kakor veste in znate. Briga me.
    Zdaj ste tam in to morate narediti sedaj.
    (malo poplačila za nekater iz SLO ((ni nas malo!!)), ki že šesi dan čepimo za računalniki.)

  • Comment Link nejc Tuesday, 18 June 2013 09:32 posted by nejc

    ajmo Mare, na štenge :)

  • Comment Link Irma Tuesday, 18 June 2013 09:33 posted by Irma

    :)) Mi hočemo pa zmago...bo to OK? :P

  • Comment Link ZZZ Tuesday, 18 June 2013 09:47 posted by ZZZ

    Ja prav no.., če že silite.

  • Comment Link Sakala Tuesday, 18 June 2013 09:49 posted by Sakala

    Točno tak kot je Zizi napisal, zdaj je čas in niti uro kasneje, zato zdaj do daske!!! Se bomo v cilju božali kok boli, zdej pa sam v lov za stopničke:)

    DAJMO MARE!!!

  • Comment Link ZZZ Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:17 posted by ZZZ

    No, kaj sem vam govoril, vsi tako mislijo in čakajo kdaj se boste zganil.
    Ajde gremo, dost za*ebancije!

  • Comment Link nejc Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:50 posted by nejc

    sicer pa kakor koli se že izteče, kapo dol:)

    mimo grede, Mare tako kot letos divja čez ZDA ni še nikoli in če zdrži do konca, se bo pridružil šesterici, ki je v zadnjih 10-ih letih uspela RAAM prevoziti s povprečno hitrostjo višjo od 14mph (Robič, Strasser, Schoch, Wyss, Gulewicz, Flasching)

  • Comment Link Tadex Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:52 posted by Tadex

    ajmo mare pubeci iz destrnika navijamo za tebe... daj še zadnje atome moči pa prehiti strasserja :)))

  • Comment Link Dani Alegra Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:20 posted by Dani Alegra

    Go Marko, you can do it!

  • Comment Link Damjan Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:49 posted by Damjan

    Gremo Marko! Sam gasa, štenge so za vogalom!

  • Comment Link Martinc Tuesday, 18 June 2013 14:05 posted by Martinc

    Ajde Mare go go še mal stisni pa bo !

  • Comment Link Blaž Tuesday, 18 June 2013 14:28 posted by Blaž

    Občudujem ljudi, ki se upajo spustitiv takšne stvari, o katerih mi, navadni ljudje samo sanjamo. Tretje mesto je po moje super rezultat. Razumem pa tudi dejstvo, da se v takšno avanturo ne spustiš, da boš statist. sam držim pesti, da se bo izšlo najbolje kar se da.

  • Comment Link Blaž Tuesday, 18 June 2013 14:28 posted by Blaž

    Občudujem ljudi, ki se upajo spustitiv takšne stvari, o katerih mi, navadni ljudje samo sanjamo. Tretje mesto je po moje super rezultat. Razumem pa tudi dejstvo, da se v takšno avanturo ne spustiš, da boš statist. sam držim pesti, da se bo izšlo najbolje kar se da.

  • Comment Link Matevž Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:40 posted by Matevž

    Tudi drugo mesto ni nedosegljivo, če sem malo nesramno predrzen .... no saj ste že četrti in tretje mesto že tipate .... MARE GO GO GO!!!!

Leave a comment

Polja označena z zvezdico (*) so obvezna. Osnovni HTML je dovoljen. / Fields marked with (*) are required. Basic HTML code is allowed.

MAKE A DONATION

 
   

Newest video

Most commented

 

Za pravilno delovanje strani uporabljamo piškotke. Podrobnosti na povezavi.

Sprejemam piskotke.