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    Laid back bent rider unixpro's Avatar
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    55 year old clyde. Not a cyclist, but...wow

    This guy swam the entire length of the Amazon (3,274 miles) over 66 days. He started at 250 and ended at 206. Oh, and he drank 2 bottles of wine every day.

    I swam the Amazon

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    What bike does he ride?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    I'm assuming he lost the 44 lbs when piranha ate off his legs?
    Go until you stop, then take a break.

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    Thanks, but I will keep swimming in my local swimming pool with treated water. Amazing feat, but no way.
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    I can relate to the 11,000 calories per day.
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    Real Human Being wild animals's Avatar
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    Seriously, no way I'm going in the Amazon.

    Go until you stop, then take a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wild animals View Post
    Seriously, no way I'm going in the Amazon.

    I don't know what that is.

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    Cute, fluffy, and illegal gotls1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    I don't know what that is.
    Neither do I, but I don't like the looks of it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wild animals View Post
    Seriously, no way I'm going in the Amazon.

    Isn't that the Amazon River dolphin? I think it'd be the parasites I'd be most afraid of, you can't seem 'em coming.
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    that kinda looks like my dog lying on his back...

    they don't eat people... or do they?????????????

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    Yeah, river dolphin! I think they are like 200% harmless to humans. But they LOOK upsetting is the problem.

    Anyway rad job Amazon guy! But I get the heebie-jeebies just thinking about it. In my Spanish class, the teacher asked me if I wanted to go to the Amazon jungle, and I said no, because of the giant bugs. She asked me if I would prefer a CLEAN Amazon?? So I laughed and said no, but I was probably lying.
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    I'd be pretty worried about the toothpick fish ...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candiru

    Swimmers who excel in cold water endurance events are usually naturally "insulated" which also assists with buoyancy. Read sometime about the woman who swam in Antartica waters 32F wearing just a swimsuit, cap and goggles (Lynne Cox).

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