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Old Aug 11, 2007, 10:16 PM   #1
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I encountered Greg at a stop near Norman, Oklahoma. Intrigued by the sign "ALASKA" on the back of his bike trailer, I stopped to talk to him. He had been in Florida, running a shrimp boat, and after the season, there was some problem with his pay, so he bought a bike, and began to pedal his way from Key West, Florida, to North Pole, Alaska (near Fairbanks).

He said it had been quite a trip, and his biggest suprise was how nice the Oklahoma state troopers had been; they frequently stopped to ask if he was all right, had enough water, etc.

After I talked with him a bit, he admitted he was about out of cash, and needed to get to Nebraska, where a relative lived. Fortunately, a lady who ran a nearby tourist court overheard and gave him a place to stay for the night, and although he resisted, I gave him a little money.

Hope he gets on all right.


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Old Aug 13, 2007, 8:09 AM   #2
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That's great luck tosee Greg somewhere! I'mthink I'd be more likelytocome across some fellows from Steve'sif I were in the States.Oh, I justenvy hisfree spirit Hope,to hear from him soon!

Btw, that's how so thoughtful of you Barbarian to insist a fellowsome help though he rejects!In fact, something I'd expect of you! You might also know if he'd need some further support from friends...
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Old Aug 15, 2007, 6:19 PM   #3
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Good to see he´s well equipped. These leather boots seem well suited for any activity

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Old Aug 15, 2007, 9:33 PM   #4
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From my experience with Alaskans, they tend to be a rather tough, self-reliant bunch. Greg pretty well fits the pattern.


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