Update 2020-03-12 (Team Meeting)

From Friday, march 6th to Sunday March 08th it was meeting time. The meeting was held at our Crew Chiefs location in Germany. The focus was on:

  • Promotion of mutual understanding
  • Impartment and discussion of the RAAM-Rules, the US traffic rules and specific means of behavior in the US
  • Determination and Discussion of organizational and tactical issues
  • Fitting of the Team clothing
  • Analysis of the current state of affairs
RAAM 2020, Race Across America, Crew meeting Germany 6-8 march 2020 Racers: Peter Wieland Kjell Teigland Juergen Goos Sjur Midtskogen Crew Members: Klaus D. Kaefer, Crew Chief Rolf Nett Hans-Jan Backer-Owe Katja Brauer FritzGeers Sabine Keller Eva Mueller Kristian Meinich Backer-Owe Bettina Baacke Ingar Storfjell Tom Christian Aasen Dag W. Grundseth © Foto Dag W. Grundseth Bildet må ikke publiseres i noen form, elektronisk eller på trykk uten avtale med fotograf. 2020

With the Team Meeting held this is already done:

  • Team building is completed (4 Racer / 10 Crew / 2 Media)
  • An official Team Name (DRIVING THE WORLD) is found
  • All official registration issues are done
  • all official Appointments are booked
  • All vehicles (3 Vans / 2 Recreation Vehicle) are booked
  • All Flights are booked
  • Team Material is almost complete
  • Fitting of Team clothing is completed
  • Team Mates are aware of the Processes prior, during and after the Race
  • Team Mates are familiar with the RAAM-Rules & the specifics of the US Traffic Rules

What is still to do until our departure June 14th 2020:

  • Finalizing the Applies for Visa Waiver Programm (ESTA-Status)
  • A Plan for the proportional distribution of Team Material and Team clothing for the flights has to be finalized
  • Concerning the Corona-Issue, a Backup Plan for 2021 has to be discussed and finalized

Some more miscellaneous impressions of the Meeting:

Discussion of the Route Profile
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Practical Efforts on nutritious survival
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Fitting of Team Clothes
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Discussion on various issues
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How to prepare Fajitas
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How to avoid dehydration
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