This challenge is different..I understand more about it and know what I'm in for. The difference is what has happened in my life..I'm struggling with depression and was diagnosed with anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD.. I will probably never know what caused it or how long I've had it. I need to prove to myself that mentally I can do this which goes a long ways on the path to good health. Part of what makes the ride so intriguing to me is I have no financial supporters so I have to do all the logistics on my own.
I wish more people, riders or not knew about the Challenge and the good it brings to those that don't have the means to "live" not to mention what the riders themselves do if they are supporting a charity.