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Frank Gerber
Born and raised in Michigan and now living in Marin County, CA
Interests: tennis, cycling, flyfishing, hiking/camping, the environment, energy efficiency
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Spirits are high. Everyone is excited for the finish Dean said it was a tough night but was in good spirits. I only saw rob for about 5 seconds on the transition but he had a big smile on hiS face. Started shift at 9:45 at Scheetz coffee/wal mart. 1st... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
Friday 9:15am woke up in a wall-mart parking lot in MD. Did not sleep well due to bouncy and winding roads. Dean and rob making good progress on the tough climbs. Waiting for call from Nate as to when our shift begins. Ryan took first pull after shift change. Out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
Thurs night-Friday am Started shift at 10pm. Cooler but muggy Dean and rob rode through some nasty weather - heavy rain, hail, lightening and thunder. They suffered with no complaints. Just drove by the 412 rider in the leapfrog van. Getting close again Rode through college town. Miami of OH?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
Thursday day Shift began at 6:30am race time Went to bed in Missouri and woke up in Indiana. Rob and dean rode through Illinois last night. Great progress but got off course for a bit. Lost about 5 mins. From what I understand, tempers flared a bit but I think... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
Wednesday day Shift change at 13:30 race time, 12:30 local Lots of moving parts at shift change. Garmin crapped out. Tried to reset but no luck. Keeps freezing. Need to monitor power to stay in proper zone. Shit Hot. Sweating a lot. Pretty flat. Winds not bad Ok, not so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
Tue night - Perspective Started shift at approx 21:15 race time (est) Hot. Dean and rob had a good shift and made good time. They battled the heat and wind all day long. Kansas is tough. Nice job fellas! Strong crosswind on first pull Leapfrog vehicle AC just crapped out.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
Day 3 Monday Decent night sleep Cool in the night but warming up Wolf creek pass ahead Wolf Creek was a Tough climb today. 40+mph wind over pass. Shortened pulls to .5 mi toward top. Altitude a big factor. First 10 pedal strokes of a pull were fine then -BAM!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
Night 2 Beautiful sunset riding into reservation on AZ Nice tailwind a 5 o'clock Tail light failed Ryan headlight ran out of battery and then follow van got stuck Aux van covered until they got unstuck Saw moon rise 4-5 times Several fast descents in the dark Ripping long descent,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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Ryan (incoming) hands off to Frank during an exchange Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
We continue to roll across the country. Find the latest musings here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
Here is a late insight to what is happening on the road. Connectivity has been limited. Check it our here. Stay tuned for more! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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Much talk and focus has been on those team riders that live in Marin. Even though Rob, who resides in San Diego, had to do most of his training solo in the South, he is no stranger to RAAM. 1994 marked Rob’s debut at RAAM and considering what goes into... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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1. Why did you decide to volunteer to be a crew member for Team inGamba/WBR? I am most passionate about working with athletes and active people. So it'll be a fun new adventure for me to be traveling with the team and keeping the guys in good form throughout the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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1. Why did you decide to volunteer to be a crew member for Team inGamba/WBR? A few reasons really, the big one was timing, Junes a slow month for me so jumped at this opportunity. 2. Have you ever done anything like this before? If so, what? Yes and No.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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Check out Jocelyn's latest blog post on alternate rider Tad Jacobs here! Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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1. Why did you decide to volunteer to be a crew member for Team inGamba/WBR? I've always been intrigued by the RAAM and when I was a teen I fantasized about riding in it. But that's just crazy so I often thought about the idea of getting involved as a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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1. Why did you decide to volunteer to be a crew member for Team inGamba/WBR? Great opportunity to do something out of the ordinary! Spend time with my dear friend Amy Ogle. And of course, meet the other amazing folks on the team. 2. Have you ever done anything like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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Team mate Jocelyn Ray just shared her thoughts on the upcoming RAAM. After months of prep, conference calls, spreadsheets, miles ridden and driven, RAAM is almost here! I leave in 4 days to fly down to San Diego and the race begins at noon on the following day. My excitement... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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1. Why did you decide to volunteer to be a crew member for Team inGamba/WBR? An exciting opportunity to be involved with elite athletes. The Formula 1 of ultra long distance cycling. These opportunities don't happen everyday. My schedule allows my participation. I jumped at the opportunity and am happy... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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1. Why did you decide to volunteer to be a crew member for Team inGamba/WBR? As a soon to be college graduate I’m always on the lookout for adventure following school. When hearing about RAAM I was not only captivated by the opportunity to travel across the US, but the... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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1. Why did you decide to volunteer to be a crew member for Team inGamba/WBR? Terry was asked to go and I am very supportive. I would love to be a part this race and support the riders. 2. Have you ever done anything like this before? If so, what?... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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1. Why did you decide to volunteer to be a crew member for Team inGamba/WBR? Rob Bernhard invited me to crew. 2. Have you ever done anything like this before? If so, what? No. 3. What are your biggest fears or concerns about the upcoming RAAM? Lack of sleep. 4.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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1. Why did you decide to volunteer to be a crew member for Team inGamba/WBR? I’ve had a longstanding interest in cycling beginning as an adult during graduate school at UCLA where my thesis advisor was an avid cyclist and sold his older bicycles to his students; I got the... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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1. Why did you decide to volunteer to be a crew member for Team inGamba/WBR? As an active person with experience in competition (swimming, running, triathlon), and I’m very touched by the challenge of the RAAM. With my background and as a sport and economic student I could combine my... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America
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Part 1 by Frank Gerber I have been asked many times, "What possessed you to sign up for RAAM?" For me, it was a process that tooks several years. After first learning about the race, my reaction was, "That is insane!" I thought about it but quickly dismissed it. Little... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at 2014 Race Across America