Hell on Two Wheels: An Astonishing Story of Suffering, Triumph, and the Most Extreme Endurance Race in the World (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
Amy Snyder has worked at vegetarian restaurants, including Real Food Daily in Los Angeles and Georgia's The Grit. Her experiences with vegetarian cuisine are what led Snyder to write The VegCooking Blog, which receives more than 50,000 visits per month. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Justin Snyder has worked in kitchens professionally for the past sixteen years. As a longtime vegetarian, Justin currently works as saute chef at Cafe Intermezzo. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.