Just about everyone has ridden a bike, so it’s no big deal when a TV celebrity does it, unless it’s a ride across the U.S., done by Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race, in 2009.
The New Zealand native rode 3,500 miles (Los Angeles to New York City), averaging 100 miles a day, so Phil is an accomplished rider. No wonder he looks fit. His ride, intended to increase awareness about Multiple sclerosis, raised $500K.
If that wasn’t enough, Phil joined Specialized for its annual Susan G. Komen for the Cure ride from its headquarters in Morgan Hill to Las Vegas, a 660-mile journey finishing at the Interbike show. Some 32 riders covered the entire distance over the Sierra and through the desert in September 2010. Founder and President Mike Sinyard participated.
While I enjoy watching The Amazing Race, I can’t imagine ever finishing such an event. It looks hard!