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Ok, so thanks to Bibrave I had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the new movie Godspeed, The Race Across America. A quick synopsis of Godspeed:
The inspiration to overcome breathes life into “GODSPEED” as it chronicles a first-time race team – Jerry Schemmel, noted author, speaker and sportscaster for the Colorado Rockies and Brad Cooper, a eleven-time Ironman triathlete – as they compete 24 hours a day for seven days covering 3,000 miles of deserts, mountains and plains overcoming physical exhaustion, sleep deprivation and extreme mental anguish competing in the world’s most difficult cycling race – The Race Across America. Pedaling 168 hours non-stop across 12 states from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans, Schemmel and Cooper embark on the journey of a lifetime – a race that would provide an extreme test of physical endurance and dependence on faith, all for the greater purpose and personal calling to raise money for the orphans of Haiti.
Now in the past couple years the hubs and I have gotten really into cycling. Ok, so he has been for a while but I joined him, 2 years ago or so. We enjoy watching the Tour de France and the other large cycling events. Yep, we have one of those passes with NBC to watch JUST the cycling events. So, I jumped at the chance to check out a cycling movie.
However, it is so much more than just a cycling movie. As someone who works in non-profit and loves endurance sports this movie pulled me in. This is a movie of grit and perseverance. Trials and tribulations, dedication and perseverance. It is a movie you should go see!
No offense to the guys doing the pedaling, cause I could certainly NEVER do what they did, but their crew was something else. They even talk about that a bit in the movie. That crew was ON-POINT! Human GPS’s, bike mechanics, nutritionists, RV driver, and more! The planning, timing, and dedication of their friends and family to help them trek across the US on two-wheels was inspiring.