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Re: Team Rwanda
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 07:23:26 PM »
As they climbed the hill, the group sped past men and women carrying plates of fruit or "stacks of banana leaves on their heads. They overtook old, creaking lorries weighed down with goods bound for Congo. And they passed other cyclists: young men on rusting single-speed Chinese-made bikes huffing and puffing their way up the hill, often with loads of coffee or charcoal on the back.

One of the cyclists they passed was called Leonard, 6ft 6in tall and carrying 150lbs of potatoes. A couple of minutes after Boyer and the team passed him, Leonard reappeared at their side, keeping pace, "cranking away", as Boyer put it. The coach found Leonard the next day and invited him to a trial."

6'6", 150lbs of (digested) potatoes, cranking away - that's my profile. ::)


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