Race Across America SOLO - RAAM - What is it like? - racer Jim Trout#raceacrossamerica #remaxadventures #raam
We sat down and talked with Jim Trout about the most grueling Race Across America! He talks about his experience racing in 2005 and 2021 and how he got into doing this. 3,000 miles of sunrises, sunsets, beautiful sites, puking, saddle sores, sleep deprivation, gaining 40 lbs in 5 days, losing 20 lbs, and many more roller coaster rides of emotion! Listen in as Jim gives us the inside look of how this race goes. You can race the 3,000 miles as a team with other cyclists or battle the whole thing SOLO! Jim Trout loves the solo version! Each racer does go with a team to support their effort. For example some take a nurse, doctor, nutritionist, motivation coach, bike mechanic, their kids, spouse, whatever it takes to help you keep moving!
Jim plans to come back and interview with us after is 2022 race! Stay tuned and subscribed to the channel!
Live results of the RAAM Race Across America can be found here.
RAAM Race Across America Instagram account
1:17 What is Race Across America
2:44 The difference between solo and team racing
3:30 Jim's History with RAAM
8:10 2021 Race
17:40 The importance of a good support crew
21:00 How to follow the race
22:45 Training for the race
28:30 A pain in the neck
31:20 Worst memory while racing
34:30 Enduroracing: a picture of life
35:45 Positive moments in RAAM
37:55 Advice for anyone interested
41:01 Last Thoughts
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We know people who have done some pretty crazy races either running or cycling, but we think Jim Trout tops them all! He has competed twice in the Race Across America and he is signed up again for it this year! This is the longest and most grueling race in the world, and attracts racers from around the world as well! Starting in Oceanside, CA and ending in Annapolis, MD, racers see every type of terrain America can throw at them. There are solo and team racers that participate in this yearly tradition. What is more mind-blowing is that the majority of these guys are amateur riders not sponsored or pro-riders at all!
With an extreme race of course comes extreme changes while racing. From gaining 40lbs in 5 days, to puking on the side of the road, saddle sores, and sleep deprivation, you are constantly fighting against the elements and your body to complete the race. Not everyone makes it to the finish, and Jim has experienced that as well, but he’s hoping to finish and podium this year in his 50s! As one of 5 racers this year who has actually finished the race before in the solo class, we think he has pretty good chance!
This video has to be one of the most interesting interviews we’ve ever done, and we will be cheering him on the whole way! Race kicks off on June 14 for the solo riders.
We are looking forward to following up after the race and hearing all the stories! Good luck, Jim!
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