There are races and events that chart courses across all sorts of landscapes. Each one capitalizes on the bike as the perfect vehicle for seeing the world. A bike lets you cover more distance than you can on foot, but still maintains a speed that allows for actually seeing the sites, actually participating in the geography, in a way a car, bus or train does not.
This is Badlands, a 750km, continuous race through the mountains and deserts of Southern Spain.
This one features Lael Wilcox, a cameo from Juan Antonio Flecha and Taylor Phinney in flipflops. Enjoy it.