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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 21:52 
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This has to be the commute of a lifetime.. :shock:


Story in yesterday's Manchester by Dean Kirby. Now that's what I call a ride....

Sue from Stockport works for Reuters She clocked off in the Hong Kong office .. and pedalled her way to London.

As she did so :bow: - she raised £73 K for kids hit in the Pakistani earthquakes and Cambodia :bow:

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Fantastic .. but ..

Much harder than I thought


Indeed .. altitude sickness in Tibet ..just 20 punctures and 16 countries..
Per the article she was head of Reuters' equity products and wanted an adventure when she returned to England.

So she cycled over China's Mountains of Heaven, pedalled with frozen brakes, slept in tree houses in Turkey and even had gypsies holding a feast in her honour in Romaniaand camped "wild" along the way..

Crikey! :bow: :clap: :bow:

I admit to some tinges of envy for her experiences. I would have loved to do this .. I admit. What a memory! Experience! And so brave too.

She says the trip was unbelievably hard going at times .. hot .. freezing cold.. tiring on the climbs.. and head winds.. thirsty . lonely .. scary...

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FABULOUS as working your way slowly .. you see the landscape and thousands of really beautiful things in nature !


Her bosses allowed her the time off .. as it was

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Probably the slowest relocation from Hong Kong to London.. but certainlyu well worth it for my own personal development


Ah.. a sabbatical.. adult gap year. We cannot all afford it. I have kids and commitment after all. I did the "gap" after qualifyng as a medic here and spent some time in a "developing country". My eldest is looking like following me at the moment. Marry - have family.. you have other commitments. We cannot all afford a 7 month ride after all. I wish we could .. but we have to earn our livings. I am lucky .. I love my job anyway.

I note that the lady uses the tube and her legs to get to work. :wink: in London.. :wink:

Damn - messed the quote brackets a couple of times :oops: :roll:

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