Hell on Two Wheels

Hell on Two Wheels

An Astonishing Story of Suffering, Triumph, and the Most Extreme Endurance Race in the World

Book - 2011
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Three-time Ironman finisher Amy Snyder takes the wraps off the best kept secret in the sports world, the Race Across America (RAAM), a bicycle race like no other. Unlike its famous cousin the Tour de France, RAAM is much crazier, more gothic, and even savage: once the gun goes off the clock doesn't stop, and the first rider to complete the prescribed 3,000-mile route is the victor. In Hell on Two Wheels , Snyder follows a group of athletes before, during, and after the 2009 RAAM, the closest and most controversial race in the event's 30-year history. This work offers a thrilling and remarkably detailed account of the competitors' triumphs and tragedies as they test themselves, each other, and the limits of human endurance. As RAAM exacts its vicious toll, Snyder shows how the racers discover their essential humanity and experience profound joy and completeness, demonstrating how such a grueling effort can also be cleansing and self-revelatory.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781600785252
Branch Call Number: 796.6209 SNY
Characteristics: xix, 251 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 24 cm

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Flipper47
Jul 09, 2012

I didn't know about the RAMM, the race this book covers. I'm impressed with the writing and the effort and abilities of the athletes. It was difficult to put this book down.

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