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John Tarlton completes Race Across America

Original post made on Jun 23, 2014

Menlo Park businessman John Tarlton left Oceanside, California, on June 10 around noon, his bicycle headed in an easterly direction. Eleven days, 21 hours and 17 minutes later, on Sunday, June 22, he arrived in Annapolis, Maryland, having ridden 3,020 miles in completing the 2014 Race Across America.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 23, 2014, 11:29 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Andrew Murray, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Congrats, John! That is a huge accomplishment! I was thinking of trying to ride across the US in 28 days, but now that you've done it in under 12 days, what's the point??!! Many Many Kudos!


Posted by Jim Turner, a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jun 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm

As a competitive cyclist myself I'm in awe of anyone who completes a solo RAAM, especially of a RAAM rookie. Good going John!


Posted by Don Fabiano, a resident of Atherton: other
on Jun 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Awesome accomplishment, John. I was a crew member on the concurrent Race Across the West and then followed your progress on Tractalis. The effort and energy put into this event by both rider and crew have been rewarded by success!
Congratulations!


Posted by Stu Soffer, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Stu Soffer is a registered user.

Congratulations, John. An incredible feat.


Posted by Kelly Fergusson, a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jun 24, 2014 at 11:57 pm

John, this is terrific -- way to go!!
In 1972, I biked with my family from SF to Vancouver, Canada in 14 days. What you did is in another galaxy all together. I'm in complete awe of your accomplishment.



Posted by Nate McKitterick, a resident of Portola Valley: Woodside Highlands
on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm

It must have taken extraordinary force of will to continue on when exhausted and, say, pedaling into a headwind across Kansas with the sun beating down. Congratulations to you, John, and your support crew!


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