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realmc26 17 Dec 2011 05:22

Think your too old,too broken for that big trip? Check out this 86 year old
 
I just happened to see a program on this 86 yr old Australian called Doug Sunderland. I think his story may have been mentioned in a ride report on the HUBB a while ago but thought it was worth reposting as the guy is a remarkable character.

At 85 with advanced prostate cancer and pretty much only 1 usable arm he rode around Australia.
At 75 he had a head on collision in India and broke his knee, shoulder and Ankle. He got back on his bike and kept riding.

You can find a page with a quick BIO at: doug-sunderland

He was featured in a T.V program called Australian story and you can watch the program in full at:
Australian Story :: On Your Bike

It goes for about 26 Minutes.

Enjoy.

James

gozell 17 Dec 2011 09:26

What a legend.

Found this too

Doug Sunderland - Australian Story "On Your Bike" Part 1 of 2 - YouTube

*Touring Ted* 17 Dec 2011 13:00

You're never too old..

What a legend...

jkrijt 17 Dec 2011 14:42

Great story. I hope I can do something like that when I'm 85

gozell 19 Dec 2011 09:14

Another old bloke ;)

Old Bloke on a Bike | Travels of an old guy on an old bike, from one side of the world to the other

On a vintage FN 1910

steveindenmark 20 Dec 2011 17:49

What a great story and a lovely guy.

I have just sent him seasonal greetings on Facebook from Denmark.

Send him a message from where you are I am sure he would get a kick out of getting messages from all over the world.

Steve


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