Welcome to the WEMBO World Solo 24-Hour Mountain Bike Championships. As the name implies, it’s a 24 hour mountain bike endurance race. Riders compete for overall distance by making loops around a trail. The course only has about 15 unique miles, so riders cross the same terrain over and over and over again until they die of boredom or 24 hours go by. At the end of 24 hours, the lunatic that has traveled the most circles wins. This goes firmly on my Awesome Things I Never Want To Do list. Endurance races are cool, but I’d lose my mind repeating the same track. I’d prefer something like: Everyone gets dropped in an Australian mountains. Whoever gets the furthest north in 24 hours wins.
Also, great beard on this guy.