Ritchey Designs New Bike for Rwanda
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    Ritchey Designs New Bike for Rwanda

    Tom Ritchey is a quality guy who lives his faith. Check out this inspiring story from VeloNews.

    http://velonews.com/tech/report/articles/10960.0.html

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    Great story. I'm intrigued though how you know that his motivation/inspiration is religious in nature rather than secular/humanitarian. I didn't see that in the story.
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    Cool story that reaffirms, once again, that bikes are much more than an "activity" or even "sport" in most of the world. Be interesting to see what comes from the wood bikes ideas.

    Shame Ritchey is associating with Boyer though. One wonders why Jocko is travelling the world nowadays. Maybe Rwanda doesn't have pedophilia laws?

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    Jtolleson,

    I know some people involved in the project and I belive his humanitarianism is driven by his strong faith. This was the first time I had heard of any of the details.

    Maybe some day we'll see some strong African cyclists the same way they come risen to the top ranks of long distance running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawker12
    Jtolleson,

    I know some people involved in the project and I belive his humanitarianism is driven by his strong faith. This was the first time I had heard of any of the details.

    Maybe some day we'll see some strong African cyclists the same way they come risen to the top ranks of long distance running?

    It is a great story. From a completely selfish point of view, this is the sort of thing that can only help the cycling community improve its image. Likewise, as much as I hate Bicycling magazine, the things they do with cycling advocacy and charity over the last few years have been amazing.

    From the more important, societal point of view, this sort of thing is even better. People need to reach out to other people that are in need. It's the sort of thing that makes society's strong. Africa, in particular, seems to be forgotten quite a bit, when it comes to social needs. In these modern times, with the interconnectedness that modern technololgy/communication allows, it's doubly important, IMHO, that we build strong social connections all around the world.

    I don't care whether someone does such thing for religious or whatever other reasons, as long as those reasons aren't used to ply, in some way, those being helped.

    Excellent stuff.

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