Monday, June 05, 2006
Ultra-challenge for ultra-rider
Rob Lucas has logged thousands of miles on his bike, riding as many as 35 hours a week. It's a training regimen few can tolerate, but Lucas believes it will all be worth it next week, when he takes on the most difficult bike race in the country.
The Race Across America is just that - a nonstop transcontinental bike road race. Lucas is one of nine entrants from Colorado, and one of only two Colorado riders who will ride it solo. He's off to California now to prepare for the Sunday start, but he's still looking for support, especially in dollars. The race isn't cheap -- riders are responsible for their support crew for the nearly two weeks they will be on the road.
For more about Lucas and his challenge, check the Out There section Friday in The Gazette. To read more about Rob, check his blog, www.ultrarob.blogspot.com or his Web site at www.ultrarob.com.