Articles by Chris Kostman about the Race Across AMerica (RAAM)


Chris Kostman in the beautiful Midwest during the 1988 Race Across AMerica
(Note the Ultra Stout bicycle, featured below and in another article)

NOTE: I no longer own this bicycle, but I sure wish I did! Years ago, I sent the frame back to Ron Stout for some repairs, and then he sold it somebody else! Ron doesn't build frames anymore, either. Anyway, if you ow n this frame or know who does, please get in touch! It really bums me out that I don't own this important piece of my personal and professional history. I want it back! As for recognizing it, it's pretty darn distinctive, so I think you'll know if you have it or have seen it! Please help me! Click "contact" above to get in touch. Help me get this bike back!

An Inside Look at Outside Magazine's Article that Chose RAAM as the World's Toughest Sporting Event
An Ode to the RAAM God: John Marino, My Idol
The Ten Greatest Lies of Solo RAAM Racing
The Ten Greatest Truths of Team RAAM Racing
Train for RAAM, Without Doing Mega Miles (Training Specificity: Who Needs It?)
From One RAAM Racer to Another: Insights on Being There and Getting There
Young Guns Profile: Ben Couturier, Youngest Ever Finisher of the Race Across America
Young Guns Profile: Derek Slife, 24-year-old Team RAAM Competior
2006 RAAM Start Line Slideshow
2005 RAAM Start Line Slideshow
2001 RAAM Slideshows: I enjoyed a wonderful four days at the start line of the 2001 Race Across America in support of all the Furnace Creek 508 veterans who are competing and am happy to have created four slideshows from that experience.
Furnace Creek 508 and Race Across America T-Shirt Quilt: In 2000, Chris' Mom made him an incredible quilt that features 42 of his t-shirts from his lifelong involvement with the Furnace Creek 508 (since 1984) and the Race Across America (since 1982), an amazing effort representing an incredible personal history.
1996 Team RAAM: Across America at the Anaerobic Threshold
1996 Team RAAM: How to Do It
1995 Team RAAM: Team Event Heats Up Race Across America
1995 Team RAAM: Sample Team RAAM Budgets
1994 Team RAAM: Random Retrospections
1994: Rob Kish, RAAM's Mystery Man
1993 Team RAAM: Accidents of Miscommunication in Las Vegas
1993 RAAM: A Report from the Center of the Ultra Endurance Universe
1993 RAAM: Team Racing Goes Mainstream
1993 RAAM: Women and Relay Teams Set the Pace
1993 Team RAAM: How to Do It
1993 Team RAAM: Why to Do It
1992 Team RAAM: Relay Across America: the Future of RAAM?
1992: Relay Teams Across America: RAAM for the Real World
1990: The Bikes of RAAM, 1982 through 1990
1990: RAAM 1990 Sets New Standards of Excellence
1990: The Ultra-Marathon Bike of the Nineties
1989: Famous (and Not so Famous) RAAM Crew Members
1989: HPV Race Across America, A Test Of Machine and Man
1989: Human-Powered Vehicles and the Race Across America: There's More to it than Speed
1989: HPV's Across America: RAAM Tests More Than Technology
1988: Book Review of "Release The Pace Giraffe: The Chronicle of RAAM Rookie Steve Born and His Novice Crew in the 1988 Race Across AMerica" by D.C. Born
1988: An Interview with Peter Reingruber, RAAM Champ Franz Spilauer's Masseure
1987 and 1988: Translation of Austrian TV Coverage of RAAM
1988: The Romantic Life of a Professional Cyclist: My 1988 RAAM
1988: The Chris Kostman Ultra Stout Bicycle Project: An American Bike for an American Sport