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Old 02-07-09, 01:58 PM
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Svein Tuft

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/sp...ling.html?8dpc

Pretty cool story or two about his touring past.

He seems like a more likely candidate for something like RAAM.
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Old 02-07-09, 07:06 PM
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Hah, I was just about to post a link to the same article.....

How he ventured, at 18, from his home in Canada into the wilderness on a $40 thrift-shop bike hooked to a homemade trailer.

They have learned of the way he traveled sparingly, towing only his camping gear, a sack of potatoes and his 80-pound dog, Bear. The way he drank from streams and ate beside an open fire.


And this one.... classic

“It was by far the most content I’ve ever been,” he said. “My bike was a piece of junk. I had nowhere to go, no place to be. Didn’t have anyone telling me what to do. If I felt like lying on the side of the road, I did.”

At that moment, Tuft’s BlackBerry buzzed.
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Old 02-07-09, 07:08 PM
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It's been posted on 3 other threads today. Nothing like repetition for emphasis. I bet you a spare tube Tough Tuft wins a classic before Handsome Hincapie does.
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Great article. I don't follow racing so hadn't heard of this guy--very cool story.
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"We will never be here again"
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Great Story. This guy hasn't peaked yet either. I expect that we will hear more about this mountain man tourer's race exploits.

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Tuft takes ninth place in today's prologue of the Tour of California. Lance was 10th.
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