MARFA, Texas (Nexstar)- In celebration of National Bike Month, and in preparation to ride into the Unbound 2021 challenge this June, gravel cyclist Colin Strickland teamed up with Red Bull to put his body through the “ultimate physical stress test” on West Texas’ infamous Road to Nowhere.
The world-renowned stretch of land reaches across Marfa to Ruidosa, Texas.
With gravel bike in tow, Strickland hit the road for more than 100 miles in 98-degree heat, against 25mph winds and above 8,000 feet of elevation.
“I would rate this format and this road as by far the hardest effort that I’ve ever done on a bike. I definitely faltered several times, as the body just could not cope with what I was asking it to do. But it really served well to push me to where I was trying to go…which was to the breaking point,” Strickland said.
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