How This Woman Rides 20,000 Miles a Year on Her Bike | WIRED

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Ultra-endurance bicycle racer Lael Wilcox puts more miles on her bike every year than most people do on their cars. Here's how she trains for and rides some of the toughest races on earth. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds. ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. How This Woman Rides 20,000 Miles a Year on Her Bike | WIRED

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Keith Hepworth : I’d ask what her resting heart rate is but apparently she never rests.

TheReactor8 : She doesnt harm anyone, she doesnt pollute much. She is a fine representative of the diversity of human endeavor. A little crazy, yes. Respect.

Rob Bastien : With all that time on the bike, she probably doesn't have any time to exercise.

Karlen Bell : Her legs must be crazy strong.

Edward Lo : she's got a really nice voice to listen to

kolomo : 20,000 Miles = 32186.88 KM

Doodelay Explains : Not just her biking but she's super cool, like her personality lol

anton : She looks like a young Ellen DeGeneres

luke gretton : "I like a strong, salt of the Earth, self-possessed woman at the top of her field." Ron Swanson

Dane Reads : Great, now I feel insanely out of shape

Mububban23 : Hardcoooooooore. I’ve never ridden more than 130km in a day and I was knackered 😄 Ultra endurance athletes are mind blowing. Like those men and women that run ultra marathons through the dessert. Crazy stuff!

Ibno Zizou : Holy shi*#! WHAT A *BEAST*

Krishnapriya R : She gives off an Ellen vibe

pato0114 : I used to do this. Do ultra long rides. Some upto 320 mile a day (racing) then one day my heart said , no more cannot remember much just the drs saying my heart is just exhausted. Resting heart kept falling so low during sleep I just kept fitting and passing out in my sleep. I used to go to the toilet, next thing I was back in resus in hospital. Frightening time. Now got a device in my chest basically keeping me alive. So just be very cautious about long distance events. Just saying what can and does happen.

Lenext Owens : She was actually SUPER chill and had a great sense of humor glad i watched 👍

P4GAM3R : Wow great ❤️💝😍

Tha Rnr : what a woman, great story , great lady! thx wired

CrazyCyclingVlogger : Every cyclist is a hero. Helping save the world. One pedal revolution at a time...

TheRandomGaming123 : Metric system metric system...........

cina kakar : How? I know how She gets on her bike and start paddling with one exception She is not lazy

Mertens Lachs : 1000 Miles in Switzerland? are you like riding 2 loops around tue Country? lol

Syni DmC : The women version of Forest. She is great !

Kevin Perez : She's pretty and a beast at her profession. Happy to see she's found her calling

astrophysx : Awesome. Didn't know humans could do that. WOW think about the efficiency, the food to gas price ratio.

leftymadrid : Total respect for this woman!!! Holy moly, that is a lot of mileage, geez she should at least get backed up by Specialized bikes!!!! Hey Specialized!! Please back up this Special rider, she sure in the heck deserves it!!!! Great PR for the company for sure!! :-)

Thomas L.S. : Wow what a serious bike rider. She's Awesome !

Romi C : Her butt must get very sore.

Derek H : she's living the dream of every cycling fanatic. Except for the part about not showering for 17 days straight. I couldn't last that long...

Elee Ashley : Your my kinda Ryder. I feel just like you, I ride most days but I like taking breaks and relaxing. But most of the time I'm just ryding for the fun of it. Helps me relax my mind.

Pandalius : I'm always curious how people pay and manage hobbies like this. They seem to be all consuming, yet it seems like she still has a house and all

Sun Dancer : Amazing! I really don't think a bike race should be about teams.....just the individual!

plx iZnoGouD : marry me

ocripcurrent : I cycled across the country, took me 60 days, 4200mi. That was for fun though, lol. Too bad I'm not sponsored or endorsed.

Christopher Mellor : Nice one Lael! Long may you be windswept.

Josh Scratcher : I got an add about cycling before the video coincidence I think not.

medalla light : She is the Forrest Gump of cycling. 🤔

simon : What an amazing woman, unbelievable. Total respect!! Go girl. X

Richard Anthony Media : I can’t even ride 20-25 miles without knee soreness. 🤦🏼‍♂️

GabKoost : See Ladies? You don't need feminism to be great.

Aurora Nite : Ah Mania maybe. BUT bravo for channeling it in a positive pursuit.

Sawyer Biddle : "Why it's almost impossible to ride 20,001 miles per year" WIRED✓

Squared Circle : 😱THIS IS TOTALLY INSANE!!! She was obviously born to do this holy freaking crap!!

I have no brakes, and I must stop : no sleep is so dangerous. much respect.

Laszlo Zoltan : I logged 55000 kms for 2 years while holding a full-time job- I had a 136km loop that consistently took just over 4 hours to complete- the challenge was to get it under 4 hrs, and the rule was to obey all traffic stops and lights (safety over recklessness)- those were just sprints between my long ride days on weekends- it was quite a bit of fun actually. Must be nice to be able to just ride and not have to earn a living though

britishav8tor75 : Why can’t her bike stand up without its kick stand ..... Because it’s “two tired” ;)

Primus 777 : She's a human inspiration! Totally off the grid. I love her!

hcw199 : She should probably avoid cycling the Middle East.

oscar escobar : LINDA MUJER

Ihtisham Ul Haq : I feel very sorry for people that question that humans went to the moon. This is a compliment to this rider and a fact. 🇮🇸🧡🥝🌻🦄