On 2 February, Team GBF attended a Race Across America (RAAM) Seminar in Columbus, Ohio. It was a great opportunity to meet fellow RAAM competitors and listen to a seasoned RAAM participant describe some of the challenges a team experiences during the race. What I learned was that the most important person in this race is the Crew Chief. That coupled with good chemistry will limit mistakes and place the team in a position to win. Our Crew Chief, John Roberts, is the right person at the right time for this job. I also learned that preparation is the key to success. It was well worth the trip and with what we learned at the seminar will prepare our team to compete for the win in the 50+ Four Person Category. Bike safe – Gino.