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    Phillip Nagel world record, 48 states in 48 days

    I really hope this isn't considered spam, and I know it's my first post but I just think it's awesome what this guy is trying to do. Phillip Nagel is attempting to cycle across the entire continental US in 48 days. I'm actually really surprised that it hasn't gotten more attention than it has! I only know about it because the company I work for is one of his sponsors. Anyways, Phil's reasoning behind it is to raise $48,000 for leukemia and lymphoma.

    Here's a link to a youtube video about his journey:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCnIg...layer_embedded


    and the link to his website if you want to know more is:
    Welcome to Go 48 in 48

    Just thought it was an amazing story that needed to be shared.

    Charity
    Last edited by Charity123; 08-18-09 at 07:35 AM. Reason: wouldn't embed the video. posted link instead.

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    First, this is really more a feat of long distance cycling than touring, especially since it's sagged with a support team. There's a different forum here that specializes in just that.

    I'm all for supporting charitable causes and leukemia is a horrible cancer. The web site says, "All of the money raised goes directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society." It doesn't make clear whether this is after the (considerable) expenses of the rider and the support team are deducted or whether 100% of the money donated goes to the charity. When you start talking about thousands of dollars, the distinction becomes important.

    Given the Uncle to whom Phillip is dedicating the ride died almost 40 years ago, the cynics will want some assurance that this is more about curing cancer than getting others to fund a "world record" bike ride (although I have no idea what record he is attempting to break).

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    Heck, that's only 170 miles a day for 48 straight days. If you've read this forum for any length of time, then you know a lot of people on this board have already accomplished that, and that's with a fully loaded LHT, and no support. No big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robow View Post
    If you've read this forum for any length of time, then you know a lot of people on this board have already accomplished that, and that's with a fully loaded LHT, and no support.
    Uphill, all the way, into a wind, in a snows storm, with a broken spoke.

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    It's already been done. http://www.healthyaltitudes.com/newsite/#

    "... I have tears of joy. I have successfully completed something never completed before. I have pedaled over 100 miles in all 50 states in 50 consecutive days totaling 5000 miles.
    All of this was done one pedal stroke at a time for those affected by cancer.
    This is the end of one journey but the beginning of something new- Healthy Altitudes and the Ride For Your Life. A close group of family and friends made this entire thing possible and in the process, we have reached out to thousands of survivors..."
    Only those who will risk going too far can possible find out how far they can go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fl Randonneur View Post
    It's already been done. http://www.healthyaltitudes.com/newsite/#

    "... I have tears of joy. I have successfully completed something never completed before. I have pedaled over 100 miles in all 50 states in 50 consecutive days totaling 5000 miles.
    All of this was done one pedal stroke at a time for those affected by cancer.
    This is the end of one journey but the beginning of something new- Healthy Altitudes and the Ride For Your Life. A close group of family and friends made this entire thing possible and in the process, we have reached out to thousands of survivors..."
    I hate to perpetuate this thread since it really didn't belong here to start with, but the case you cite is something different entirely. It looks like he was transported to each state and did a century ride before going on to the next state. At a glance it looks like they are all organized rides, not that that is all that relevant.

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