As the Rod Stewart song says "every picture tells a story don't it" let me give you a brief tale on the three pictures here.
The first picture is of our racer Gunnar in Yates Center MO getting a massage from two of Ultra Cycling Viking crew members, Susan and Alice. Everyone in the crew does what ever they can to help Gunnar achieve his dream of completing the RAAM and raising money to help defeat cancer.
The second picture is of the magnificent bridge that spans the Mississippi River between the states of Missouri and Illinois. This was the location of Time Station 35 and the cut off point for the second section of this race. All riders needed to be here by a certain time or to face disqualification . Gunnar made it with time to spare and took a well deserved break of a few hours.
The third picture is of the man himself as he cruised into TS #35 and was greeted by crew and fellow racers. At this point Gunnar has ridden over 2030 miles and has 963.4 miles left to complete. Please keep him in your thoughts and send your positive energy in helping him achieve the two goals he rides so hard to achieve.