Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-03-11, 09:33 PM   #1
powitte
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
powitte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gustaf Hakansson

I picked up a children's book at the library the other day for my toddler: Supergrandpa.

This story is true and entirely absurd. This guy, in his 80s, rode from Sweeden to Jerusalem on a 3-speed--in 1959!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/strongl...57622709378639

Anyone else heard of this guy?
powitte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-11, 02:48 AM   #2
wiiiim
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Belgium
Bikes:
Posts: 143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nice find!
wiiiim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-11, 08:53 AM   #3
arctos
40 yrs bike touring
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Santa Barbara,CA.
Bikes: Bruce Gordon Ti Rock N Road [1989], Fat Chance Mountain Tandem [1988]
Posts: 997
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
In the same vein, Dervla Murphy rode a one speed bike from Ireland to India in 1965 starting in the worst Winter in memory. I believe that she was still riding in Africa and writing fascinating accounts of her tours recently at age 78(?).
arctos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:25 PM.