My friend Kevin Van Dyke says Race Across Oregon is billed as the toughest qualifier for the toughest bicycle race in the world (RAAM). He knows because he’s done it before and will be racing again this weekend.
So, you rode through the winter, put in the miles, conquered a few hills, rode even when it wasn’t fun, just so you could do this.
But the big question remains, “can you do it?”
One way to find out.
Race Across Oregon 2012 will be held July 21-22, 2012
Be at the Best Western Hood River ready to pedal at 5AM.
Be ready to ride 538 miles
Be ready to climb 45,283 ft
Be ready to complete this in 48 hours or less.
bring your own support.
be prepared to ride rain/shine/thunderstorms/dark
know the route, and expect that you will be dropped.
no cry babies.
A finisher’s jersey for those who succeed.