Thanks to the Llama Lady for letting me know about this!
Even if I am relatively (OK, ‘really’) sedentary these days, I have a pilot light of adventure that never burns too low, so things like this get me excited. The World Cycle Racing Grand Tour is a race ‘around the world’, or more precisely a race of at least 28,970 km, going in one direction, that starts and finishes in the same spot (this year being London). 10 guys took off 4 days ago, each going their own way.
The very cool thing about this race for the rest of us is that each rider is tracked by GPS and we can follow their every move (every 10 minutes, it seems) online. I’ve been tracking one guy named Mike who was coming close to home, thinking I’d get out this afternoon for a ride with him. I didn’t really do my math, I guess, because he blew right by Nimes last night, having ridden nearly 400 km yesterday! This guy has my vote so far the win…
Others haven’t shone as brightly and one has already packed it in after only 3 days on the road. After making a website, setting up Twitter and Facebook accounts, telling all your friends and family (and in this guy’s case even some sort of TV ad), I wonder what it feels like to chuck it all in so early?
But I’ll just have to wonder because I’m sure I’ll never attempt anything as insane as this! Still, it makes for good Internet, so check it out.