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Offline wymple

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One crazy SOB !!
« on: August 10, 2016, 10:54:56 PM »
I met this guy today in SE Iowa. Talk about an iron butt. He's literally criss-crossing the country on a Minsk 125cc 2 stroke.

http://www.cliffdanger.com/lucy/

Riding to Oregon, apparently on the RETURN leg of having gone from Oregon all the way to Cuba.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2016, 10:57:29 PM by wymple »
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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2016, 12:21:11 AM »
It's all relative........... .......back in the `70s there was a guy who rode across Canada on his Tohatsu 50cc bike.  Also a  guy who rode across the USA on his Yamaha 100cc twin!   :evil:  We have it soooooooooo easy.  :wink:


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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 12:54:11 AM »
Its MORE relative.  June 1984 I was solo riding my Eldorado from the Guzzi National Rally in Kansas back to home in California.  US-50 in Utah near Lake Sevier I could see something red flashing on the road ahead.  I slowed and slowed and slowed.  Eventually came upon a guy in a wheelchair heading west all alone.  I idled by; gave him a thumbs up; and went back up to speed.  A few miles later was a van on the side of the road  with two people sitting drinking coffee.  His support team.

Weeks later there was his photo in the San Francisco Chronicle taken while he was rolling southbound through Big Sur.

IIRC, he was an Olympic Wrestler in Rome in 1960.  Paralyzed in a car crash.  On a personal mission to attend the Los Angeles Summer Olympics.  Crossed from New York to Los Angeles.

Tried to find some Internet support for the story but no success.

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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016, 01:04:44 AM »
Then there's Simon Gandolfi, who at age 73 rode a Honda 125 from Texas to Ushuaia and then back, all the way to New England.

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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2016, 08:21:04 AM »
Our own NH rep Randy T rode a Rokon cross country for wounded warriors I believe...top speed 35
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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2016, 08:46:28 AM »
Any number of people have pedaled bicycles coast to coast.
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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2016, 09:05:42 AM »
Just 'cause one can, does not mean one should??????????

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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2016, 09:09:47 AM »
A guy went round the world on a Honda Helix 250. MCN did a write up on it.
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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2016, 09:24:16 AM »
I rode through traffic near Atlanta yesterday, and I will do it again today.






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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2016, 09:40:49 AM »
 I walked from Cromwell OK to Wewoka OK , a distance of 14 miles , in a blizzard , up hill all the way, barefoot . Does that count ?

 OK, I had on boots , and it really wasn't uphill all of the way , but the blizzard part is true . LOL .

 Dusty
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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2016, 10:52:59 AM »
I hiked the Grand Canyon barefoot, but it was only the Bright Angel trail.

And my sole excuse is that I was in my early twenties.
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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2016, 03:52:15 PM »
I went from the living room to the bathroom with my eyes shut.  :tongue: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2016, 04:21:22 PM »
I once hiked the John Muir Trail from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney. 225 miles, 7 passes over 10,000ft. 17 days of hiking 1 rest day. I ate a LOT of beef jerky and lost a total of 16 pounds and one toenail.
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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2016, 05:23:36 PM »
Met Cliff in Florida earlier this year(we were both staying at mutual friends place)...real nice guy and has a real good outlook on life.

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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2016, 06:16:03 PM »
I walked from Cromwell OK to Wewoka OK , a distance of 14 miles , in a blizzard , up hill all the way, barefoot . Does that count ?

 OK, I had on boots , and it really wasn't uphill all of the way , but the blizzard part is true . LOL .

 Dusty

Now that explains a lot of things.
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Re: One crazy SOB !!
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2016, 07:00:51 AM »
I walked from Cromwell OK to Wewoka OK , a distance of 14 miles , in a blizzard , up hill all the way, barefoot . Does that count ?

 OK, I had on boots , and it really wasn't uphill all of the way , but the blizzard part is true . LOL .

 Dusty

Only counts if you wrapped your feet in barbed wire for traction.

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