How to get bored over there?
Troubles are meant to be overcome.
I think that pleasure is left to ferment in the illusion of a dream,
why shouldn't we try to turn it into reality...?
This is the image I picture in my mind and that stays with me
whenever I go out on my
Handbike. This is where my
wildest dreams get closer to reality. This is what I
would like to tackle in the near future. A boundless
expanse of nature and landscapes, too wide even for our
imagination and where even problems and troubles appear
to be inconsistent. It must be impossible to run into
them in that vastness of space. It is like an evergreen
garden where solutions are sown, troubles provide the
fertilizer and pleasures are crops. The trial ahead is
so hard that you are at the mercy of competitive
exertion, which is however mixed to the spirit of
adventure and thus is bound to bring about a mental and
To sum up, the elixir of free, serene living.
I am looking for new stimuli and vital impulses. The
forced physical inactivity of these years as a disabled
impair my stamina to a point which I can no longer
accept. I spend long time trying to tone up the muscles
and quite by chance, after noticing my proportions, an
acquaintance suggests I should try a new sport called
Then I thought that real and constant aerobic
exercise could be the healthiest and least invasive way to improve my conditions.
Journeying along panoramic roads without the need to drive a car
helped me feel an active part of nature and that feeling
strengthened my determination.
As a consequence I take interest in the different types of
cycling races and try to get as much information as i
can. This is how I got to know about
"RAAM" (Race Across
America), which is apparently the most extreme and
exhausting race a cyclist can undertake. I have a flash
Of course I am not going to try anything extreme. I have
already had plenty of disadventures and problems in my
life and I am not looking forward to facing new ones.
However it must be a challenging aim and possibly unique
for the world of disabled people. Therefore I sketch the
idea of riding across America alone.
I estimate pros and cons, what support I can get.
Why not try a change in my life as a disabled? Why not
tackle a challenge I can throw myself into heart and
soul? Why not set an important target for my future?
After I have see the Forrest Gump movie, I changed my mind for
focus on a new project.
- 'I go to the States, get on my
and ride all
along Route 66 from the centre of Chicago to the
seafront of Santa Monica over 3,755 km.' -