Transplant Athlete
Thursday, June 14, 2007
  Behind-The-Scenes of RAAM 2007

No, this photo of your intrepid videographer hard at work is not a fabrication for the camera. I really do ride through most of the day (and sometimes the night) in the passenger seat with the camera mounted on a tripod that my legs hold down to keep bounce to a minimum. The headphones are for the iPod that keeps me pacified while shooting. And when things to shoot are scarce, I get on-line and try to upload photos and keep the blog in order (when internet access becomes available) while also trying to be diligent with my e-mails.

It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.

But it's certainly not as tough as riding a bicycle 3000 miles in 12 days!

I just got word that Lou has crested the peak of the Colorado mountain range and is headed to the hotel room I'm typing this from for a well-deserved shower and one-hour rest period.

It sounds like he's earned it, don't you think?

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Yo, Sweet Lou, you glorious MoFo! Pound them pedals! And keep that Chase cam crew busy... Looks like they're sitting down on the job! Pop a rock into the windshield! --SlashR
ummm SlashR.. they are driving my ship. Don't have them messing up my own personal Enterprise.
-da Wife
Keep 'em spinnin Lou -

You da man

Lou for President

Lou for President!
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I've gone through kidney failure twice. The first time in 2000, my mother donated a kidney; and again in 2008, I'm on dialysis waiting for a breakthrough in immuno-suppression medicines before seeking a new kidney.

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