Video: Across the USA in 13 minutes with RAAM rider Chris Hopkinson's support crew
The loneliness of the long distance cyclist
What’s it like to follow the world’s longest non-stop bike race? You can get a good feel for it in this 13-minute time-lapse video, shot from the dashboard of Chris Hopkinson’s support vehicle during the Race Across America.
Shooting the video - which comprises a shot every 60 seconds - used two GoPro cameras, as the blistering desert heat cooked one of them.
Hopkinson took 12 days to complete the race so this is very roughly one day per minute.
We especially like the sunrises. and we imagine that after riding right through the night, Chris Hopkinson did too.