Robert Baldino
Coronado, CA

Furnace Creek 508 Hall of Fame
Class of 2011

Totem Year Age Category Status Finish Time
Mahi Mahi 2004 59 Two Man FIN 43:43:00
Mahi Mahi 2005 60 Two Man FIN 41:40:00
Mahi Mahi 2006 61 Two Man FIN 43:33:19
Mahi Mahi 2007 62 Two Man DNF
Mahi Mahi 2008 63 Two Man FIN 40:27:10
Mahi Mahi 2009 64 Two Man DNF
Mahi Mahi 2010 65 Four Man FIN 41:45:30

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Not really much of a cyclist until after my wife passed from cancer, I took up ultra distance riding in 2004. Until then I had never ridden much over 35 miles. In 2004 I had ridden enough to attempt a century and rode my first 100 miler, the Solvang Century that year. After that I was “bitten by the bug” and added many more centuries, as well as 4 double centuries and my first Furnace Creek 508. I was 58 that year. After that I continued my Ultra distance riding and finished Team RAAM in 2006 and 2008 and in 2010 I completed my fifth Furnace Creek 508 (after 7 tries)! In 2005 I rode in the Etape de Tour in France and in my best year, 2006, I rode the HooDoo 500, Team RAAM (4x) and the FC 508. I plan on continuing my Ultra riding with another RAAM this year with a goal of completing five RAAM in total…..maybe more!? As long as I stay healthy, I’ll ride much more!