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Episode 16: Anthony Gordon: The ultimate RAAM/RAW pivot – going online! [1:01:13]

When life gives you lemons, make a virtual 3,000+ mile bike race out of thin air! As you know by now, the 2020 Race Across America and Race Across the West have been cancelled due to our shared global pandemic, which got Anthony Gordon thinking…

As a documentary film-maker who suddenly found himself out of a project (documenting Rupert Guinness’ RAAM attempt), Anthony set to work on creating a virtual race experience for Rupert, other RAAM and RAW racers, and anyone who wants to give this whole ultra-endurance cycling thing a go. Anthony and Rick discuss how Anthony activated his network – and added to it partnering with the RAAM team, FulGaz and more – to put people (back) to work building out routes, registration, tracking, media and all of the components of an online race experience.

 

After Rick’s chat with Anthony, he and Caryn talk about their takeaways from the interview and what this new online option means for Rick’s 2020 RAW plans, and they also begin making plans to have Anthony back on the podcast down the road – yep, he’s that interesting of a guy!

Show resources:

Show affiliate, Wahoo: https://www.wahoofitness.com/?rfsn=3784470.4022a5 (Your purchase of a smart trainer or bike via the link on this page “kicks back” a small amount to support Rick’s 2021 RAW attempt)

Amazon Prime Films:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Nothin%27+But+Shorts+International&i=instant-video&rh=n%3A2858778011&ref=atv_dp_pd_prod

Sign up to hear about VRAAM: bit.ly/VRAAM

Support Rick’s race: https://www.zraam2021.com/gofundme

Race Across the West: http://www.raceacrossthewest.org/

Race Across America: https://www.raceacrossamerica.org/

 

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Rick Zwetsch | Longmont, Colorado | 303.647.1933 | teamzcycling at gmail dot com