Hello to all my friends and enemies! I've finally returned after traveling for 38 days and approximately 12,600 miles of which I drove 11,600. It was a long trip for sure but I'm very happy to be back home. I also would like to report that the racer I crewed for in RAAM, Tim Woudenberg, set a new record! Also, there were 7 racers in his age group and Tim was the only one who finished. It is a grueling race of over 3,000 miles with over 100,000 feet of climbing. Tim rode 2 bikes; a Carbent and a Velokraft NoCom. The Carbent was used for most of the race because he had some wheel problems on the NoCom. My hat is off to the man. I'd also like to report that I checked out a new place for cutting firewood. Here are some pictures: I decided not to cut this one. I had a difficult time trying to decide where and how to notch this thing. This one had been cut a while ago. My wife by a log. My reach isn't too great here. It is good to be back home. I missed the forum and am glad to be back.