1997 RAAM Crew:
Veteran RAAM crewmember for Ron Bell in RAAM 1993.Ray is retired and recently moved to Las Vegas.
Elevator Adjustor for KONE Corp. New to long distance cycling. Longest ride: San Francisco to Salt Lake City, 877 miles.
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.
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.
Veteran Crewmember for Team Secure Horizon in RAAM 1995 and 1996. Longtime cyclist. One of the original riders of the Tour of Two Forests.
Lieutenant in USAF. GPS expert. CAT 2-USCF racer.
Qualified for RAAM in 1995 Tour of North Texas and finished the 1995 Furnace Creek 508 as "Hornet".
Crewchief for Marie Handrahan. Has driven more miles during the Furnace Creek 508 in 1994,1995 and 1996 than any other person I know.
Finished the Furnace Creek 508 twice as "Puma" in 1994 and 1995.
"Penguin's" daughter, who does not take no for an answer, when asking to crew for dad. Rides horses , dances and occasionally studies.