I had the absolute pleasure of meeting and spending a majority of the weekend with this man. In the 1970’s, Ted Simon, a journalist from London, rode his motorcycle around the world. Four years and 45 countries later, he completed his journey. Then, 13 years ago at the age of 69, he did it again.
He is truly an inspiring man, and everybody could learn something from him. I really hope our path’s cross again.
"What point, then, in worrying about the stars. It was enough to know they were there and that I was heading for them. I thought myself to be the most fortunate man alive to have the whole world almost literally within my grasp. There was no one on earth I would have changed places with."
"Within minutes the great void inside me was filled by a rush of exaltation, and in my solitary madness I started to sing."
"What happened on the way, who I met, all that was incidental. I had not quite realized yet that the interruptions were the journey."
-Jupiter’s Travels, Ted Simon