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78 year old woman bikes over 10,000 miles since 2003

According to CNN (this must be #fakenews?!?!), 78 year old great-grandmother, Ethel MacDonald, (not to be confused with the famous anarchist propagandist) has cycled solo more than 10,000 miles across Europe, and North America since 2003.

She uses both the Warm Showers and Couchsurfing communities on her trips to save on money for lodging and more importantly to meet new people.

Ethel also hosts people in Missoula, Montana (which is also the HQ of the Adventure Cycling Association, a nonprofit focused on bicycle touring).

Video from Wochit News

According to the CNN article – “MacDonald only began cycling in 1979, when she moved town following her divorce and her bike became her main mode of transport.”

“For anyone who wants to follow in her footsteps, her advice is simple. “Just do it.””

In a different article from 2010, Ethel states some of her reasoning for her lifestyle: “Every person not confined inside metal makes for a better community.”

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