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Moving On

RAAM 2017 was my last ‘MULTI-WEEK SINGLE STAGE’ elite world-class bike event. Just to clarify, I will continue to use my cycling platform to raise funds for destitute children rescued by Mully Children’s Family, but NOT by participating in events

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When life hands you lemons … 

Make lemonade! (Or suck on lemons to make you feel better)

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The end of our RAAM

Our previous post explains the situation we find ourselves in and even though Arvid is making strides towards mineral balance, hydration and has recovered from heat exhaustion, the reality of RAAM being a timed race simply makes it impossible for

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Decision time

Arvid continues to work on improving his mineral imbalance and dehydration and heat exhaustion. This imbalance has caused severe cramping making it impossible to ride at times. He has been working very hard in extreme heat and terrain.  His stomach

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Prescott TS7

Arvid is riding into Prescott with a favourable tail wind and a slight downhill.  #KFC – here we come!!

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Prayer from a Grandson

All 9 of our grandsons are praying for us while we are on RAAM.  Here is the prayer from O.  Dear Jesus, please help Grampa to be safe on the bike ride and help him to raise lots of money

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On the road again. 

Arvid could finally retain some breakfast, after him and the whole crew had a great 4 hour sleep. We past TS6. Weather is hot again. 

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Arvid has been struggling all day today with keeping food down. He has had little food (that has stayed down) in the last 24 hours.  He took several longer breaks in the afternoon and evening but we have now stopped

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Back in action 

After a good nap/rest of 3 hrs we are on the road again. Iced water, yerba, beef jerky and a lot of salt got some of the minerals back and Arvid is racing again! 

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Arvid is taking a rest. The heat is intense! The minerals in his body are somewhat out of balance and he needs to recover a bit before continuing. Pray for a swift recovery. 

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Going strong under the Arizona sun at 39 degree 

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Giant cactus

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Another first 

Every event has its twists and turns. This one is no different.  The follow crew headed out with Arvid yesterday from Oceanside. The ‘chore’ vehicle was to go ahead to Blythe so they could take over crewing in the middle

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Crew update

The first crew of this race got a good 3hs of sleep this morning. Lunch was excellent at the Sizzler in Blythe. Slowly catching up to Arvid past TS4 -Parker. Nice and warm at 37C

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Handing food and water and …

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Arvid's Location

Arvid can be tracked during the ride by visiting RAAM's website here. (We suggest opening this page in a separate tab.)

Prayer Requests

June 13: As the ride begins, pray that we will have strength equal to the task ahead!


About MCF

Charles Mulli is a former street child from the slums of Kenya. He became extremely successful in business, but then God called him to give it all up and care for the orphaned and abandoned children still on the streets in Kenya. Charles Mulli is the founder and CEO of Mully Children's Family. To learn more about MCF, click here.

Arvid's Role

God has called me (Arvid) to be an ambassador for Mully Children's Family. I have chosen to use ultramarathon cycling as my platform from which to fulfill this calling. You can follow my ride, here, at To read more about me and my story, click here.


I am asking you to help. I am trying to raise $100 for each of the 3000 kids presently at MCF. This money will go towards the purchase of food. To learn more about donating, click here.

Media Contact

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