The Tour de France… 23 days. 3,500 kilometers. A team of riders to support you. Thousands of screaming fans lining the roads. Unmatched glory. Massive prize money.
The Race Across America… 10 days. 4,700 kilometers. No on-bike support. No fans. Inner glory. Enough prize money to possibly cover your medical bills.
Talk about a race of attrition. Forget about the physical requirements of a race of this magnitude, the mental fortitude to be able to put yourself through something like this is staggering… And somewhat alluring… I sent this video out to Sheldon this morning, and we both agreed that we’re signing up for 2011 ;-)