Each year, thousands of people drive — well, white-knuckle their way might be a more accurate description of the cautious pace preferred when it comes to driving to the summit of Pikes Peak.
But once each year, the pace of that drive quickens to seemingly insane rates as racers see how fast they and their machines can do the “Climb to the Clouds.”
The Video of the Day provides a racer’s-eye view from a camera mounted on the helmet worn by Rhys Millen, son of rally star Rod Millen, in his ascent in 2017.
PS: As you watch, don’t forget to breathe. Oh, and if you want to have fun, try counting the number of times Millen shifts gears as he climbs to the clouds.