Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

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Definitely funnier, and so typical of many women (or women of our age anyway).

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Yeah, might be limited to those of us born before 1977-ish. Does anybody even use the expression "tomboy" anymore? I was talking to my sister about how there are two kinds of tomboys, the real ones being the girls of our generation who grew up in a large family of all brothers, and the fake ones (like us) who grew up in a large family of all girls.

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"You see, if you don't take money, they can't tell you what to do. That's the key to the whole thing."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYqiLJBXbss

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This is me living the dream, sitting in a Soviet bus stop to get out of the sun in the middle of nowhere in Kazakhstan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgze73f0yZ4

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Hazel and Steve Findlay on bucket lists....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw6QBVbyDWU

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Busking. This duo has been hanging out here all winter. They really are unusual and it took me a while to warm to their made-up language. Now we stop and listen to them perform a couple times a week. They seem to be making a pretty good living and they appear to be genuinely blissful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18ywPEC ... tml5=False

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Aleksander “Olek” Doba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAYFPoofotw

He will begin his third Atlantic kayak crossing at age 69. This time he will start in New York and paddle east.
http://www.canoekayak.com/adventure-2/1 ... pj7jPM1.97
The third transatlantic expedition has one more important goal, quite unusual, but enviable. With this expedition, Aleksander Doba will be celebrating his 70th birthday, which comes in September of this year. He would like to prove that with strong determination, consistent action and persistence it is possible to overcome time and human weaknesses. Indomitable spirit and youthful imagination, pushing for the realization of dreams and plans, despite the passage of years, remain unchanged for Olek.

“95 percent of people die in bed,” he says. “So why lie down?”
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Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?
http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxDoiS ... dai-Life-i

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For a great list of places to go, things to do, attractions, etc; in each state: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/

I think this link is already in the forum here somewhere, but I did not see it; so I am putting it here.

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Do you like outdoors and bicycling? Watch these cool videos that Specialized made:

Adventure dispatch series

Destination Trail series

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Interesting thread with many (wild and cool) ideas for travel. Would be interesting to see what other cultures consider to be an "adventure". I personally like walks in nature, unspoiled nature with preferable not too much humans. Still remember those walks in New Sealand, ending up a beach with sea-lions, it was perfect, walking for hours and only nature. Other adventures are more in the mind, understanding the world, like a beautiful book about Evolution or watching the stars close-up via telescope at night.

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Stephen J. Gould wrote some great books, collections of his essays for the magazine Natural History. I subscribed to that until they quit printing it. I found the books at a garage sale. His writing was beautiful. He and another guy came up with the idea of punctuated equilibrium in evolution.

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Ego wrote:Summer Solstice inspiration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UWnr4nyrxA
supposed to be a strawberry moon tonight because of it and that doesn't happen very often, so look out the window or check online tomorrow; I'm sure it'll be all over the net.

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I woke up to find that the TransAm bike race is ending with a bang. Unlike the Race Across America, the TransAm is an unsupported gentleman-style bike race run like an individual time trial following the original bike-centennial route. Lael Wilcox, the first female, just took the lead of the entire race!!! She is leading by a few miles with 56 to go.

Live Tracker. http://trackleaders.com/transam16

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_Am_Bike_Race

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I recently read a study that tested whether perceived exertion impacted actual performance. The results strongly indicated that we have a lot more in the tank than we think (Unfortunately, I can't find that study right now). This suggests that suffering is a bigger determining factor in these super long races than pure physical ability. They become much more about who can suffer more than who can run the fastest. Some studies suggest that women might have the advantage in the suffering part. At the very least, it's probably equal.

Another example is Amelia Boone finishing second in the 24 hour Spartan race. When Ferriss interviewed her she basically said that her success is because, "...she likes to suffer."

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@Chad--Did you read How Bad Do You Want It?

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Chad, what you wrote confirms my bias so I believe it. I've been saying for a long time that speed doesn't kill, it hurts.

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The San Diego Highwayman

https://vimeo.com/114542749

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EMJ wrote:Living Wild
We aim to "live" in the wilderness, rather than "survive" it to get back to civilization.
http://www.lynxvilden.com/
Hee hee, if they're still around, I could so see myself spending a year or two there and then running around the world adventuring in my cozy loin cloth. :mrgreen:

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