let me try to explain. When it comes to cycling for me the entire point is minialism, the challenge is minalism. The Apex of cycling for me is to be able to leave from your front door, ride for a thousand miles and bring everything you need with and never using a hotel or the like. THAT is kick ass. Having a car follow you with spare bikes and shaving gear while another films you is just bullshit to me. Its race that make no larger statement at all whatsoever other than 'we are really bored and cant think of anything better to compete over'