Richard is one of those guys who blends into the background then suddenly produces an incredible cycling feat. From his meticulous attention to detail it is obvious that he has spent much time training, thinking about and planning an outrageous event. Undeterred by criticism he pulls a support crew together to successfully complete the ride of a lifetime, bettering anything he has done before. His sense of focus and sheer determination to overcome the ordeals that try to knock him down enables him to substantially raise the bar way beyond the average cyclist. My curiosity is wondering what he will do next.