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    Senior Member dendawg's Avatar
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    How's this for putting on some miles


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    Cool.... I'll be on the lookout for more of his story.

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    I have several impressions right off...

    Awesome persistence and courage. I can't even imagine.

    Himalayas with no gearing? That's a jaw-dropping accomplishment.

    On the lighter side...who's minding the farm back home?

    Finally...I wonder if there isn't a bit of madness in that noggin... who am I to judge, though, since I would never have the guts to attempt what he's done.

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    Fantastic. More of us should be as crazy...

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    Lovely story. The Olympics have been bringing people together, on and off, for over 2000 years. It is clear that the Olympic spirit travels well, spanning such a long period of time as well as spanning diverse cultures.

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    I googled his name to see if I could find more back-story. Despite the fact that he has been traveling for two years, apparently getting press clippings along the way and arrived in London almost 10 days ago, none of the news I found was older than a day. Our silly media. It's so centralized. The same story, a thousand times.

    I'm really impressed with what he did, pedaling over the Himalaya's after being turned back in south asia says a lot about his sense of purpose. He brings 50+ some credit.
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    Now that's inspiring!
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    Thats hard to fathom, a man, and not a young man doing such thing. I just can't seem to get my head around it.
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    Thanks for posting this interesting story.

    I nominate this guy to be the "Patron Saint" of the 50+ forum!

    I like the fact that he's been able to get by on the generosity of the people he has met on his travels. I believe people sense his genuine Olympic spirit.

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    I think it's cool that he sleeps in his rickshaw.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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