Wow, absolutely incredible and fascinating character piece I did not expect to find at all. At seven, this socially rejected kid with disabilities decides he’s going to ride his bike 500,000 miles, the distance to the moon and back. So he does this, for years and years, until he meets it, alone, with no one to celebrate with. So he does the logical next step…he does it again, alone. Now he uses his bike riding to raise money for medical research.
Check out what he has to say about Lance Armstrong’s fund-raising for cancer, it’s surprisingly cynical and harsh:
A good read.