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Old 07-26-12, 07:39 PM   #1
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How's this for putting on some miles

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18980693
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Old 07-27-12, 03:40 AM   #2
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Cool.... I'll be on the lookout for more of his story.
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Old 07-27-12, 09:54 AM   #3
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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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Old 07-27-12, 12:04 PM   #5
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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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Old 07-27-12, 12:25 PM   #6
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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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Old 07-27-12, 06:32 PM   #7
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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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Old 07-27-12, 08:04 PM   #10
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I think it's cool that he sleeps in his rickshaw.
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