New look at addiction, and proof of my own sanity

In a recent post I discussed the addiction of exercise, pedaling in particular.

A Race Across America cyclist

Due to the wonders (which sometimes is the curse) of Facebook I discovered a trailer to a movie — one that I will have to own — which talks about a truly awesome “event.” The Race Across America is an epic, 3000-mile bicycle race from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The RAAM is portrayed in the film Bicycle Dreams. The trailer alone, which follows, will blow you back into your seat.

The proof of my sanity? I’m not trying this and neither should you!

Here is a video recapping the 2010 RAAM event.


About Gil Jones

CPA/Attorney/Judge by training and trade. Hobby nut at heart with BMW m/c, computers, ham radio, kayak fishing, photography, hiking and, starting in 2010 some semi-serious running and bicycling (road and mountain bikes). Retired after 16 years on a Texas District Court bench and since 2013 have been mediating cases. I am a Credentialed Distinguished mediator (TMCA).
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2 Responses to New look at addiction, and proof of my own sanity

  1. Perry Cockerham says:

    The RAAM looks like an average of 300 miles per day. That’s ambitious! Maybe one day, but to do it 10 days in a row?

    Mardi and I did 300 miles in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana in 1976 with Bike Centennial ( That was quite a vacation for us – crossing mountain ranges, dodging lumber trucks, surviving Hell’s Canyon, etc.
    Bike Centennial is now called Adventure Cycling Association (
    and they have the same (plus more) bike routes originally mapped out in the mid-70’s.

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