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Dos Casserolls in RAAM 2008

The Gran Fondo Fixies rode 3000 miles in 8 days, 4 hours & 21 minutes aboard our beautiful Salsa Casseroll bikes. As I've been told, Jeff Bauer and Kevin Kaiser are the first team to ever enter RAAM on single speeds. I don't know about you, but the thought of riding a single speed across the USA sounds like a death march. Apparently, single speed wasn't hard enough because they made it even more difficult and rode fixed. With the help of 10 other crew members they finished 1st in the single speed category. Wow.

Check out their amazing stories, pictures and times here:

Team Website

Team Blog

RAAM Website

Special thanks to Gran Fondo Bike shop in Nashville, TN for supporting Salsa and hooking Salsa up with Jeff, Kevin and the Gran Fondo Fixies.

Simply amazing. Congrats.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jason Boucher

Growing up as a Minnesota farm boy, I developed an appreciation and love for land and open space. This appreciation has fostered two passions, cycling and photography. Both of these passions provide freedom, encourage me to explore and foster creativity. More importantly though, my journey with a bike and a camera reminds me that the world is big and I am small.

COMMENTS (4)

 Dan Bailey |

I swear to god, some people just have a vendetta against the ongoing health of their knees.  :-)

 Smitty |

Good Lord.  Is it safe to assume that these guys can claim to be “the first” to ever rided Fixed across the USA?  Or would cycling historians be able to tell us that it had been done in the days before freewheels were invented.

 Smitty |

Rided?  I meant ride.  Always preview your comments, folks.

 MG |

Wow… That’s hardcore.  If I ever need an ego check, I’ll call up this post.  It should do the trick.  Anything I’ve got doesn’t hold a candle to these Hard Men.<BR><BR>Congratulations Jeff and Kevin!  To say I’m in awe of your accomplishment would be a severe understatement.<BR><BR>Cheers,<BR>MG

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