This is the story of John Tarlton who enlists his whole family when he decides to enter the Race Across AMerica (RAAM) a grueling non-stop bike race across America where participants have to average 10 miles an hour, every hour, for twelve days. Over the course of the trip tempers flare, Tarlton's body begins to breakdown and the family begins to circle the wagon.
This is a good film. Its an interesting look at what it takes to compete in a race that is not only one of the most grueling in the world, but also one most of us had never heard of. Focused largely on Tarlton it is a film that highlights the human cost of the race. If you've ever wondered what it takes to do an extreme race like this film, this film will show you.
As good as the film is the film feels a tad incomplete. What I mean it is while we follow Tarlton's race, and we follow some of the other racers, there never is a full sense of the race outside of the people we see. While I got a sense of the race I wish I had more of a handle on it.
Quibble aside this film is worth a look.