TRA­DING A CAR FOR A BI­KE? THAT’S ODD

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THAT’S LIKELY TO BE A TRUE GUIN­NESS

RE­CORD: HAVING SOLD A CAR TO ASSEMBLE A BICYCLE, AND SOMEBODY ELSE’S, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! BUT U.S. RI­CHIE TRIMNLE DIDN’T THINK TWICE ABOUT IT. THE MAN THAT PRE­SENTLY BRAGS WITH HAVING PEDALED THE WORLD’S TALLEST BICYCLE (6.13 M), SOLD HIS CAR AND USED THE MO­NEY TO BUY PARTS AND A

PLANE TIC­KET. Fpe­dals, rom the Uni­ted Sta­tes to Cu­ba. His lug­ga­ge was ma­de up of chains, sadd­les,

lights set, bells, hel­mets, hand­les, spor­ts­wear. He ca­rried everyt­hing a man needs to break his re­cord on this si­de of the Flo­ri­da Straits: Felix Ra­mon Gui­ro­la, a me­cha­nic wit­hout co­lle­ge stu­dies, but a great in­ven­tor. On Thurs­day April 7, the sun went up whi­le they we­re gi­ving the last wel­ding tou­ches to the “me­ta­llic gi­raf­fe” and, around 9 a.m., they we­re in front of Havana’s Ca­pi­tol. Ne­vert­he­less, the­re was a tech­ni­cal pro­blem with the bicycle and they couldn’t

make it.

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