Monday, April 18, 2011
83 Year Old Japanese Woman Escaped Tsunami on Her Bicycle
This is kind of fun. Annie and I ride our bikes around Sweet Haven quite a bit, especially in warmer weather. We used to get some looks from people whom I assume think that unless you under 30 or dressed in $500 worth of bike costume gear and ride a $1000 bike, that you have no business on one. We often ride to church, which is admittedly pretty close, but got quite a few disbelieving looks for a while as well. We even reclaimed the bike rack parking place from the cars - first come, first served after all.
So I was really interested to watch this little clip about this lady that escaped the tsunami on her bike. She was a farmer all of her life, and is proud of being strong and fit. Actually, as I write this, I remember the story that Mom told me several times of Great Grandpa Barthel ( I think) and his bike. If I remember the story right, he never learned to drive a car and rode his bike into his late 80's. (Mom: If you read this, correct any mistakes in the 'Comments' section). Anyway, I thought is was a great story. Hope you enjoy it as well. Happy riding!