Written by David Houghton
Lifestyle - Adventure ::: Friday, 18 January 2013 12:00
"You are murderers! Yes, murderers!" Octave Lapize reputedly shouted at race officials in the 1910 Tour de France, after grinding his bicycle over the brutal Col de Tourmalet. I was tempted to make the same accusation to Cristiano Werneck, tour leader on the Doomsday Ride. But as I crested the final hill, after over 40,000 meters of climbing, the best I could manage was, "I need cerveza. Yes, cerveza!"Read more...
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In the field we hear quite a few quotes from endurance racers in various states of exhaustion, one in particular came at the top of some unnamed snowy peak during a SkiMo race: "If it ain't hard, it ain't worth doin'… and if you ain't doin' you ain't as hard as me…" Yeah, we weren't quite sure what the hell that meant either.Read more...
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