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(Breitbart.com)   Man ends 13 year journey around the world using only the power of the human body. FTA:"The 16-leg journey included hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and hiking."   (breitbart.com) divider line 97
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2007-10-06 12:20:35 PM  
yeah, but did he hike?
 
Ra_
2007-10-06 12:34:17 PM  
Behold one of the World's Greatest Adventurers


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2007-10-06 12:35:01 PM  
FTA: In the United States, he suffered two broken legs when he was run over by a car while crossing the country on rollerblades.

Yep. We don't take too kindly to them crazy rollerblading foreigners 'round these parts.
 
2007-10-06 12:40:08 PM  
PegoTheJerk: yeah, but did he hike?

Are you kidding? With sixteen legs, he's uniquely qualified!
 
2007-10-06 12:41:28 PM  
"You said 'hiking' twice."

"I like hiking."
 
2007-10-06 12:45:27 PM  
In the United States, he suffered two broken legs when he was run over by a car while crossing the country on rollerblades.

Guess he didn't learn how to dodge duck dip dive and dodge.


/but he could hike like a mofo
 
2007-10-06 12:59:39 PM  
i walked to the store this morning but you don't see me bragging.
 
2007-10-06 01:09:00 PM  
He's still not as manly as the guy who cut off his own arm with a rusty pocketknife.
 
2007-10-06 01:14:01 PM  
I could do that too if YOU finance it.

/I'd love the nest 13 years off work.
//even if I had to make it around the world
 
2007-10-06 01:35:33 PM  
Could they have found a dumber picture of him? "Hold on, wait until I'm looking down and picking this booger off my jacket..."

/got the booger stuck there while hiking
 
2007-10-06 01:51:47 PM  
Uh, if he kayaked downstream at all it wasn't "strictly human powered" - gravity and flowing had something to do with it.
 
2007-10-06 01:53:40 PM  
AndreMA: "Uh, if he kayaked downstream at all it wasn't "strictly human powered" - gravity and flowing had something to do with it."

I'm sure he might have had the wind at his back a couple of times, too. That's it: DO OVER!!!!
 
2007-10-06 01:54:15 PM  
Then again, he presumably climbed to altitude, storing potential energy. I retract my criticism.
 
2007-10-06 02:36:52 PM  
There are ways to walk around the earth a hell of a lot faster than that.
 
2007-10-06 03:06:08 PM  
Wish I would have had a chance to do something like this before my ACL gave up on me. Damn limiting factors...
 
2007-10-06 03:10:15 PM  
Freudazoid
FTA: In the United States, he suffered two broken legs when he was run over by a car while crossing the country on rollerblades.

Yep. We don't take too kindly to them crazy rollerblading foreigners 'round these parts.


Explains why it was a "16-leg" journey.
 
2007-10-06 03:11:52 PM  
Seems in 13 years he could have dug a tunnel through the earth, walked through the tunnel, and swim through the mantle, then fight gravity on the way out....then turn around and come back.
 
2007-10-06 03:12:56 PM  
www.thefinalsprint.com
 
2007-10-06 03:13:02 PM  
Curious too how he financed this...

/i wanna go
 
2007-10-06 03:13:46 PM  
The Department of Redundancy Department
 
2007-10-06 03:14:15 PM  
I once walked in 4 states within a few seconds. As did my kiddos and dog.
 
2007-10-06 03:14:18 PM  
beve"You said 'hiking' twice."

"I like hiking."


Dang. Too slow.
 
2007-10-06 03:15:25 PM  
beve: "You said 'hiking' twice."

"I like hiking."


Came here to say that.
 
2007-10-06 03:21:09 PM  
YouWinAgainGravity

*best*
 
2007-10-06 03:21:35 PM  
Wow. Cannonball Run II references. It's days like this that make me love Fark.
 
2007-10-06 03:24:10 PM  
i178.photobucket.com
Yeah, but did he make it to Alaska?
 
2007-10-06 03:33:42 PM  
according to my math (including leap years) that 9.6 miles a day.

pussy couldny push it to a round 10? hed never survive as a marine.

/not a marine
//impressed but could care less
 
2007-10-06 03:38:14 PM  
Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive, and Dodge
 
2007-10-06 03:38:34 PM  
A guy Canadian guy did this in about 2 years before this guy. He started with his buddy who went home due to personal issues and ended up finishing with his girlfriend.

The guy in the article claims he is still the first because he crossed the equator while the Canadian guy didn't (but the guy in the article did not traverse siberia on cross country skies like the Canadian)

So cool story, but too proud not to lie
 
2007-10-06 03:40:06 PM  
The post about financing is spot-on.

Most people would LOVE to do this kind of thing, and be very capable as well...except they have to eat.

Dammit.

/back to work.
 
2007-10-06 03:40:23 PM  
I heard a radio interview with this guy yesterday. For all those asking, he was 'financed' by the kindness of strangers for the first 11.5 years, then got a corporate sponsor about 2 years ago (I forget where, maybe Singapore?) to finance the rest of his trip.

I mean, that would be cool to do.... but how in the hell does it take 13 years??? I'd imagine it shouldn't take more than half that time for most able-bodied persons. But what do I know?

His trip doesn't qualify for the Guinness book of records, either. Oops!
 
2007-10-06 03:41:24 PM  
Colin Angus
He circumnavigated the world on his own steam. He did it entirely by human power to show the world we can travel without polluting.

Nothing but his own muscles to get him from point A... all the way around the world... and back to point A again.

In the course of the trip Colin Angus weathered hurricanes, blizzards, and forest fires. The trip lasted 720 days and he logged 43,000 kilometers going around the world.
 
2007-10-06 03:44:02 PM  
I heard this on the radio yesterday and they didn't answer the big question that came to my mind then either. Did he cross the atlantic or pacific on human power? No? Then instead say "I used human power to travel across every continent in the world".
 
2007-10-06 03:44:36 PM  
 
2007-10-06 03:44:50 PM  
Most people would LOVE to do this kind of thing, and be very capable as well...except they have to eat.


Really? I dunno, man ... looking out my window ... I don't see it.
 
2007-10-06 03:48:50 PM  
"you said 'hiking' twice."
"i like hiking."

what's that from?..
 
2007-10-06 03:49:51 PM  
I imagine he could have crossed the Pacific by going north and paddling across the Bering Strait; less open ocean up there. Dunno if he actually did. The Atlantic would be another matter.
 
2007-10-06 03:50:59 PM  
He also burned The Man early.
 
2007-10-06 03:52:31 PM  
DAAAAAAMN Boi!

Seriously though....bad-ass
 
2007-10-06 03:53:04 PM  
fish7044

blazing saddles.


rape is better, though
 
2007-10-06 03:54:53 PM  
Large worldwide map with route marked would be GREATLY appreciated.
 
2007-10-06 03:55:13 PM  
"you said 'hiking' twice."
"i like hiking."

what's that from?..



It's Blazing Saddles, isn't it?
 
2007-10-06 03:55:52 PM  
Beaten to the punch yet again!
 
2007-10-06 03:57:44 PM  
aycu04.webshots.com

/kind of impressed
 
2007-10-06 03:58:41 PM  
Still no sign of Steve Fossett.
 
2007-10-06 04:00:52 PM  
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/england/dorset/6915245.stm

"He said Moksha has also crossed the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Timor Sea and part of the Indian Ocean and has, in the process, "suffered many near-fatal accidents". "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/england/dorset/6094094.stm

"He has also used his wooden pedal boat Moksha to cross the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, roller blades to cross the North American continent and a kayak to get from Australia to Singapore."

yay for wikipedia references.
 
2007-10-06 04:00:53 PM  
What a pointless exercise.
 
2007-10-06 04:03:11 PM  
Oh come on there are better things you can do to waste time.
 
2007-10-06 04:05:16 PM  
Ed Finnerty: What a pointless exercise.

Unlike your post.
 
2007-10-06 04:06:31 PM  
h to the 'ojo

Colin Angus

He circumnavigated the world on his own steam. He did it entirely by human power to show the world we can travel without polluting.

Nothing but his own muscles to get him from point A... all the way around the world... and back to point A again.

In the course of the trip Colin Angus weathered hurricanes, blizzards, and forest fires. The trip lasted 720 days and he logged 43,000 kilometers going around the world.


If I remember correctly, Colin Angus can be very messy.
 
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