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About John and Jacquie Schlitter
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Entries by John and Jacquie Schlitter
Photo from RAAM Facebook page. Its about now that everyone starts to run on simple will. The crew is tired, Jacquie is running on fumes and grit. I tell people around me about what Jacquie is doing and they always just shake their head and say “Why?”. It is hard to explain what motivates someone […]
Every crew usually has a couple of these…those amazing people who seem to be able to stay positive and bubbly despite sleep psychosis and the debilitating smell of car funk. Beth Rawls is one those people. She is a breast cancer survivor who was on tap to crew for the 4 person team that John […]
Between the banks of pain and pleasure the river of life flows. It is only when the mind refuses to flow with life, and gets stuck at the banks, that it becomes a problem.~ Nisargadatta Maharaj What an effort !! The last few days has brought forth a need for an extraordinary effort by Jacquie […]
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. ~Walter Elliott, The Spiritual Life Ultra cyclists have many different strategies to cope with the unbelievable task of something like RAAM. The length of RAAM creates such a diversity of situations that it is pretty much like the quote above….many different […]
Its been a tough day for Jacquie and the JacQ Attack crew. The wind continues to make headway more difficult that she would hope. But, she continues on and pushes through it. Earlier today she asked John to report to everyone, “Okay, I have had enough of 30 mph plus head and cross winds”. Its […]
We ultra cyclists in Florida have a saying “We may not have hills, but we do have wind”. Jacquie has had a lot of training in heavy winds. Most of the struggle with riding while it blows is how demoralizing it can be. It slows you, uses up your watts and seems to be […]
The wind…as Jacquie descended out of the mountain the winds picked up to 30 mph with 40 mph gusts. With Jacquie’s small body frame and weight she can have a hard time keeping the bike from blowing around. Report from crew member John Schlitter at 9:50 PM EST 6/15/2014: “Things were going great after a […]
“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” Leonardo DaVinci Someone sent me a question about Jacquie’s smile…”She […]
From crew member Judy Robertson and last nights driver: “Last night we passed a field that had about 20 horses in it. They galloped along with Jacquie as she passed. When the horses stopped they all raised their heads to watch her go by. It made me cry.” From crew member Joni […]
About Vite Bikes
Owner John Schlitter is a well respected endurance cyclist with many years of competitive cycling experience!
Owner Jacquie Schlitter is also an accomplished endurance cyclist holding several records of her own.