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    The story of Bruce Jennings

    Has anyone watched the movie Dreamrider regarding the true story of Bruce Jenning's incredible ride across America with only the use of one leg? Powerful story, but a somewhat weak movie. I'm sure they could do a much better job on the story today. I was a little bummed out by him giving his bike away to a kid at the end of the movie. What a treasure to keep as a remembrance of such a journey. I wonder where that bike is today?
    "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you have to keep moving".

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    Bruce Jenner is Kim Kardashian's step-dad. I did not know that.
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    Bruce Jenner or Bruce Jennings??

    Regardless, I did not know that. Oh and I did not hear of the one-legged fellow doing RAAM. When did the movie air? (I assume it was a TV movie)
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    On the other hand, Jenner is no slouch either, as he was Olympic Decathlon gold medalist and world record holder at one point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride-Fly
    Bruce Jenner or Bruce Jennings??

    Regardless, I did not know that. Oh and I did not hear of the one-legged fellow doing RAAM. When did the movie air? (I assume it was a TV movie)
    It's Bruce Jennings. He was just a high school football star who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident prior to graduation. He received encouragement from individuals in a rehab facility, from which he got the idea to cycle from California to Boston. He was not involved with RAAM. He did it on his own with no entourage and chase vehicles. It was just him, his bike, and his dog, and all done cycling with one leg. I don't know the date the movie aired. I watched it as a streaming video from Netflix. The acting was bad and the film of itself was poorly done. The cycling shots were short. One redeeming quality of the movie was James Earl Jones (The man with the golden voice).
    "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you have to keep moving".

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