I’m glad the portrait of Ben Franklin stayed the same on the new $100 bill. There’s something about his slight, tight frown, the paternal hint of disappointment in his eyes and those pursed, sealed lips that seem to say, “I don’t approve of what you’re doing, but I can’t stop you from rolling this banknote into a straw and ripping a fat rail of white lightning in the Buffalo Wild Wings handicapped bathroom stall, you goddamn beautiful disaster.”
HEINZ STÜCKE - Around the world by bike
For over 50 years German traveller Heinz Stücke has been cycling the world. In November 1962 he quit his job and took off on his 3-speed-torpedo bike to see the ‘64 Olympic Games in Tokyo, but arrived in Japan in five years later.
On his 50-year-long journey he travelled nearly 260 countries and covered a total distance of 648,000 kilometres (400,000 miles).
My Surly ‘Trucker on a quick little ride into Clark Co. Kentucky to celebrate the start of May, otherwise known as National Bike Month!
Flickr set here.
Photo sets of the companions in their first episode’s 25/?
Dorothy ‘Ace’ Gale McShane - Dragonfire (1987)