Completing a cross-country road trip often rests atop — or near the top — of any adventurer's bucket list.
Completing a cross-country road trip on a tandem bicycle, however, is something only a select few set out to accomplish.
Meet Tina Ament, an Assistant U.S. Attorney and avid Redskins fan from Alexandria, Va. who is attempting to accomplish such feat.
Ament is also blind.
The visually impaired triathlete, who became a Redskins fan at a young age when her military family relocated to Northern Virginia during the Sonny Jurgensen era, has dealt with the adversity since birth, using cycling as a way to reach new heights and spread awareness.
For those unfamiliar with the race, it is arguably the most grueling cycle race on the planet.
A race that begins in Oceanside, Calif. and finishes at City Dock in Annapolis, Md. spans over 3,000 miles, climbs 175,000 feet and crosses through 12 states. The total distance is 30 percent longer than that of the Tour de France.
The Sea to See team for Race Across America is made up of four, tandem, blind-stoker cycling duos. Pilots guide these two-seaters (pictured below) from the front while blind stokers do the heavy lifting and pedaling from behind. Ament's guide is 38-year-old civil attorney Pamela Ferguson.
The two have been competing together since 2015.
You may be wondering what Ament's motive is.
Last month during a podcast recording for NBC Sports Washington, Ament was quick to explain that more than 70 percent of blind Americans are unemployed.
"All it really takes is for employers, or for anybody out here, to not look at us and see a blind person. But look at us and see a lawyer. Look at us and see a Redskins fan. Look at us and see a capable person who is capable of doing amazing things and all we really need is a shot," she went on to say.
As the team makes its way through Kansas, weather conditions are as difficult as ever.
Early Wednesday morning, a chunk of hail broke one of the team's RV windows.
The 29 teams competing have nine days to complete the journey.
Per Team Sea to Sea's Facebook page, the group has reached the halfway point, as of Wednesday, June 20.
Use Race Across America's Live Tracker to follow along over the course of the next week.
Photos courtesy of: Tina Ament, Team Sea to See