“Are you rugged enough?
This is not just a catchy theme.
Rugged is a word you need to take to heart; it describes the country and conditions you’ll be racing in. NCOM isn’t just about being able to ride long distance. Not only must you prepare yourself, but a resourceful and competent crew is essential. The phrase “no services” has a more sinister meaning in west Texas: there are none, zip, nada. Physical and/or mechanical problems will be yours to handle, and it may be hours before the cavalry arrives. No services, no civilization, no phone — just you, your crew and all the skill and cunning you can muster. More than just a bike race; this is N C O M.