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Rob … still off the beaten track and starting a world record attempt

In the process of preparing for my own trip, I came across this website: 14 degrees. And I must say that I was envious of the title that Rob had come up with. Be that as it may, I contacted Rob and asked him a bunch of questions and it turned out that he would eventually pass through the area. At the beginning of this week, after he had switched from pedaling on a recumbent to the 4-wheel version aka the skateboard, he arrived in Offenburg and after not having been able to establish contact that night, we finally hooked up the following day. Among other things, Rob convinced me to try out a recumbent bicycle - something that I had not planned on doing ever. But we shall see.Rob intends to break the world record in unsupported skateboarding, which currently stands at around 6000km. The plan is to skate from here to London (including ferry of course) and then head to North America and cross the continent.Rob is one of the most pleasant people I have ever had the fortune to meet up with and has wits for many more. If he happens to come your way or someone you know, I’m sure he’d greatly appreciate being put up for the night. He is also supporting a charity through his journey, namely Board Free, an organization that helps kids with Lowe Syndrome. Donations are highly welcome. Please get in touch with Rob through his website.

October 16, 2007   No Comments