Enterprising Ruben Lopez has just completed a momentous cycle ride of around 2,500 miles from Poo Poo Point in Washington to Pee Pee Creek in Ohio. A drummer from Chicago – aren’t they all? – he made his momentous ride to raise awareness about what is happening out in Yemen. To date, he has raised over $7,000.
To prevent becoming saddle sore he used gel padding and gel shorts and for sustenance carried a loaf and a jar of peanut butter. The journey was not without its moments; he suffered eight flat tyres in the space of 300 miles and was stranded for hours in South Dakota. Despite these visits up Shit’s Creek, the indefatigable Ruben is now making his way to the Maine-Canada border.
You can follow his exploits via his Twitter feed @rubydrummer