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RAAM Report Part 2: The Rockies and the Plains
Submitted by Jim Parker on Tue, 09/07/2013 - 18:32
“You’re joking, right?” was the reply from my daughter, Genevieve, when I told her that her mother, Maria, was back on the course near Tuba City and, once again, officially in the Race Across America.    Genevieve was back in Flagstaff with the rest of the crew, think
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RAAM 2013: Maria Parker’s amazing comeback victory
Submitted by Jim Parker on Thu, 27/06/2013 - 10:24
To give hope to victims of cancer, Maria proved that even against overwhelming odds, victory can be achieved. In 32 years, Race Across America has never been won by someone coming so far from behind.    Part 1: Oceanside, California, June 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM local time: Maria crossed
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Hitler Elected President and Other Bad News from 1934
Submitted by Jim Parker on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 15:52
Many cycling enthusiasts consider October 22, 2012 one of the saddest days in cycling history. That day, in the wake of a huge doping scandal, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the main governing body of bicycle racing, stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned hi
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2012: A look back
Submitted by Jim Parker on Sun, 20/01/2013 - 8:58
There are many exciting things planned for 2013, including the release of a revised Vendetta frame, and Maria competing in solo RAAM. Before we get too far into 2013, it's worth a look back at 2012, which was a banner year for Cruzbike and the Parkers. Cruzbike, Inc., had its best year yet. S
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National 24-Hour Challenge in Michigan
Submitted by Jim Parker on Sat, 23/06/2012 - 15:28
Where: Middleville, Michigan When: 16-17 June 2012 What: The 30th Annual National 24-Hour Challenge  This is my ride report from my FIRST ever 24-hour event. The race began at 8:00 am with over 300 cyclists at the start, making this considerably larger than Bike Sebring or any other rac
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