You’ve probably heard about pro cyclist Lachlan Morton’s outrageous ‘Alt Tour‘ ride he’s been doing since the beginning of the Tour de France. Essentially, he’s riding the whole Tour unassisted, camping and scrounging grub where he can. Not only is he riding the stages of the Tour, but also the transfers, which I think adds an extra 2000 km to what the peloton is doing.
There’s a handy map that is tracking Lachlan, so you can jump out on the road and greet him if you live nearby, which is what I did yesterday (he rode within a few hundred meters of my place). I had thought about flagging him down for a chat, but when you’re riding 300 km a day there is no time to stop, even if you’re a pro.