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Old 12-03-2012, 06:44 AM   #986
A nation in despair
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: NM, USA
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Originally Posted by Gun Smoke View Post
One of the greatest stories never told. A shoe in to win the the Vendee Globe. Takes a slingshot and shoots a message to a merchant vessel mid atlantic; "abandoning race, heading to Tahiti to save my soul". Those were the days. No GPS, shooting the sun by day and the stars by night.

Hero I've been reading ride reports here since 2002. Most are painful to me for some reason. Yours has been a pleasure. Godspeed from a fellow solo traveler. I've traveled all of N & S America solo over 70,000 miles. I relish the solitude. I would write a ride report but it'd be one of the painful ones.
Hardly never told. I met Robin Knox-Johnson in a crowd of others of similar interests. We didn't need the story told or understand the proable motivation for leaving the race.

Robin told anecdotes about his solo adventures which raised my hair then and caused me to reflect when later, I did a good deal of singlehanding. i still have difficulty in believing one of his tales but he seemed sincere to me.
Why be born again when you can just grow up?
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