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    Tinkerer since 1980 TheBrick's Avatar
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    A British man smashes the record for cycling round the world

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/7245381.stm

    May be a point of interest to some at the feat which he has achieved and a point of disgust to others that he did not do it they way you would like to do a round the world ride.
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    quite a feat!

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    Tinkerer since 1980 TheBrick's Avatar
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    Just realised my original post sounds a bit rude, but you get the drift.

    Bit of both for me. Ia definably impressed but I would like to smell the roses a bit more myself.

    Looking at his bike and setup I thought being as he was going for speed he would be a bit more ultra light style set up. Like the Crane brothers.
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    Very cool! I think his feat shows how amazing human endurance can be and what one can achieve.

    Personally I would have liked to had stopped but as for "smelling the roses" on the way, who knows at which level he enjoyed the scenery and I suppose that wasn't the point at attempting a world record anyhow.

    What a ride!

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    Living Life On Two Wheels knatchwa's Avatar
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    that is good to see and know. I think the last story I read about a Round the world bicycle tour is one in which I cannot even remember. Only that she was training for the triathlon and was killed. hmm. It will come back to me when I try to sleep perhaps. Any idea the title?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knatchwa View Post
    that is good to see and know. I think the last story I read about a Round the world bicycle tour is one in which I cannot even remember. Only that she was training for the triathlon and was killed. hmm. It will come back to me when I try to sleep perhaps. Any idea the title?
    Barbara Savage?

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    Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage - one of my favorite books of all times.
    WE DID IT! Our little family of four cycled 17,300 miles from Alaska to Argentina! The trip of a lifetime for sure. www.familyonbikes.org

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    The guy mentioned lives just up the road from me and is a member of my cycling club.

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    He was on BBC breakfast today. Did not say much as it was only a very short interview but apparently he had a documentary crew follow him round in bits and bobs, so may be a documentary to come. I hope so.
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