Play the TransAm Game
The game takes you through ten USA states, from Oregon, Astoria to Yorktown, Virginia. Try not to collide with any competitors, they don’t like it at all. The gummy bears you’ll find on the route, however, give you extra power, so make sure you collect them. After each level (state) you can take time out to recover, as well as upgrade your Velomobile with the points you’ve scored. It’s an ultra-endurance race, so you’ll have to hold on for quite a few levels until you’ll finally be able to enter your score into the high-score list in Yorktown.
You can play the game on any current browser, on a desktop, tablet or smart-phone without having to install any programs.
Bikingman Oman - Off to the desert
Oman? Hmm… Sand, oil, polygamy, Islam, cars, lots of bling: the first associations I had of this country on the Arabian peninsula, even though I couldn’t pinpoint its exact location. Isn’t this the country where women were only recently allowed to drive? (No, that was Saudi Arabia, and women still need their husband’s consent.) Nevertheless, Oman feels far away and strange.
Barn caught me up in the second half of the #TABR2018 with his racing bike. There were many situations like this and I didn’t realize until I was home, how impressive the speed of the velomobile can be from the point of view of a “regular” racing cyclist.
Die letzte Steigung zum Ziel, dem Yorktown Victory Monument