I had the pleasure of attending a talk tonight about a guy named Jamie Bianchini who rode a tandem bike around the world, and along the way he picked up strangers and invited them to ride along.
He started charities, helped towns improve their water and get schools going, and introduced people to the bicycle who had never seen one. What a great and amazing story about slowing down and making friends that cross cultural, language, and religious boundaries. Jamie is an inspiring fella.
He met a Spanish woman and got they married along the way, and now have two sweet children. The adventure took years and now they're on road tour to share the story. The book's titled A Bicycle Built for Two Billion.
Next city on the book tour is Maryville, TN. Here's info on the book tour route. They put together a trailer for the book. Check it out: