The machine was as big a mess as the concept. The night before the race, the drive system disintegrated and they had to weld the axles to the wheels, which doesn't sound so bad but it was pretty dangerous. "If the wheel's turning, the pedals are moving, it's all one system, so if you were to slip a pedal and get your leg in there, you'd have 700 pounds of force going against you. It would snap your leg," Phil concluded, "But it was the only way we could take a shot at it, and we did finish." Sounds a lot like marriage, which makes sense, because not long after that race, the two of them tied the knot.