An acquaintance of mine remarked that he sold his bicycle in Seattle a few months ago to some guy who explained, "I'm going to ride it to South America."

"Okay," my acquaintance said, probably with some degree of skepticism.

But it's a real project, and they head out soon!

Ride to Rio: Four riders who "share a thirst for being stupid and finding adventure" bicycling through twelve countries and finishing in Rio with very sore butts.