We think of ourselves as tough riders


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We think of ourselves as tough riders

Postby PoolDude » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:21 am






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Re: We think of ourselves as tough riders

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:01 pm

lost count of how many 200 mile / 24 hour bicycle marathons I've done
IBA 58509 and mile eater , my first two iron butts. while my machines are not as simple as wyman's and the roads are much improved I think I'm tough enough
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Re: We think of ourselves as tough riders

Postby harvey01 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:51 pm

It is hard to imagine such a ride. The roads or wagon trails were terrible, gas stations, restaurants, motels, nor campgrounds existed. If he needed help he either had to stay still and wait for someone or start walking. He also had to be very self reliant, mechanically skillful, and ready for a multitude of problems. He had neither a credit card, nor a cellphone, much less a GPS or tracking device.

Not many of us are willing to leave one coast and head to the other one without at least a credit card and cellphone. Or a pocketful of cash!

Yes, I think Mr Wyman was a tougher man than I ever was for what he accomplished! And I have a pretty good record of accomplishments in the military, my career as an LEO, and for riding motorcycles.
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Re: We think of ourselves as tough riders

Postby crock4 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:54 am

PoolDude wrote:But how many are in this class?

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/re ... ss-america

Thanks for the post. People then I think were all a little tougher. They had to be just to survive.

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Re: We think of ourselves as tough riders

Postby minimac » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:36 am

harvey01 wrote:.... I think Mr Wyman was a tougher man than I ever was for what he accomplished!


The line between a tough guy and a foolish one must be pretty thin!

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Re: We think of ourselves as tough riders

Postby dtrider » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:56 pm

Wyman was good, but if you want to talk tough, look up Ed Jesson:
http://www.justtrails.com/tag/ed-jesson/

He rode a bicycle from Dawson AK to Nome AK in the middle of winter. Made the 1000 mile trip in about 5 weeks. Granted there were some roadhouses along the way where he could warm up occasionally, but he still had to deal with temperatures around 50 below.

All I could say about them (both Wyman and Jesson) is "Wow".

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