Doctor Juan Frias from UC San Diego is heading up the study and he says the tour is an ideal real world laboratory.
FRIAS: You are talking about intermittent high intensity exercise where you are mixing aerobic with anaerobic. It's not like swimming twenty five yards or something. Here you really got a mix of the two and you are doing sequential days.
Frias and his study team will be following the eight day tour across California making sure the equipment works and monitoring the data.