1997 RAAM Crew:

Crew is all smiles at the start in Irvine

Ray Thompson

Veteran RAAM crewmember for Ron Bell in RAAM 1993.Ray is retired and recently moved to Las Vegas.

Charles Schroyer

Elevator Adjustor for KONE Corp. New to long distance cycling. Longest ride: San Francisco to Salt Lake City, 877 miles.

Rose Smith

The better half of the famous or ?notorious Over The Hill Team Tandem of Rose and Lanie Smith. I was fortunate enough to have them successfully crew for me in the Tour of North Texas. I could not have finished without Rose.

Reed Finfrock (aka Flamingo)

Accomplished ultracyclist. Finished Furnace Creek 508 three times, his fastest time:32hr26min. Competed in RAAM 1995 and1996. Distinguishable features: Flamingo helmet, pink gloves, pink shorts and "flamingorized" bike.

Ed Fleming

Rode from Earth to Venus (Texas) 425mi in 25hrs39min. Second place in a very tough Tour of North Texas 1995 in 39hr48min.Several Tinbutts and Ironbutts. Crewed for Rick Kent in RAAM 1991 and for Team PacifiCare in RAAM 1996.

Jim Haltom

Veteran Crewmember for Team Secure Horizon in RAAM 1995 and 1996. Longtime cyclist. One of the original riders of the Tour of Two Forests.

Anthony Underhill

Lieutenant in USAF. GPS expert. CAT 2-USCF racer.

Marie Handrahan

Qualified for RAAM in 1995 Tour of North Texas and finished the 1995 Furnace Creek 508 as "Hornet".

Jaime Gale

Crewchief for Marie Handrahan. Has driven more miles during the Furnace Creek 508 in 1994,1995 and 1996 than any other person I know.

Bill Peschka

Finished the Furnace Creek 508 twice as "Puma" in 1994 and 1995.

Melissa Pop

"Penguin's" daughter, who does not take no for an answer, when asking to crew for dad. Rides horses , dances and occasionally studies.

Team Penguin's RAAM 1997 Logo











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