Urs Pedraita, aka Grizzly, plans to roll out of Daytona’s packed and bustling main street at 1pm on Friday, March 11, 2016. True to his name, Grizzly has been bear-like in his preparations to ride a Victory Cross Country around the world through all six continents in under 100 days (the record currently stands at 120 days). His aim is to ride with a continuous speed with as few stops as possible and he even plans to put the wheels on the ground in Antarctica.
Over the past year Grizzly has put himself through challenging acclimatization rides in sub-zero temperatures and he says he is now ready to flex some ‘Modern American Muscle’ on board his Victory Cross Country. While this powerful bagger might be more used to cruising on paved highways, Grizzly shows that this kind of bike can be ridden everywhere – even on ice, snow, sand, mud and gravel.
Additional items on his Victory Cross Country include navigation systems, a 33-liter fuel tank, a customized seat with back support and two LED headlights added on the front for better visibility during his long night rides.
This won’t be Grizzly’s first big ride on a Victory Cross Country – in 2013, he completed a 9,000 mile trip in just 37 days – during the winter.
After leaving Daytona in March, fans can follow his progress using the ‘Grizzly Tracker app‘ which shows where Grizzly is at any time during the attempt here: http://www.grizzlyraceteam.ch/?page_id=1540
The 100-day mark puts the date as Friday, May 20, 2016 and he’ll need to finish by then to achieve his goal.