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Old 12th September 2021, 19:59   #1
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Awesome story of a gentleman who cycled to Ladakh to celebrate his 80th birthday

What is with keralites who find it so easy to cycle to Ladakh, I had earlier told a story of a youngster who with no money cycled all the way to Ladakh from Kerala, when I find another awesome story of a 80 year old person who cycled to Ladakh to celebrate his turning 80, how awesome can it get, living life to its fullest and really celebrating it. On reading it I felt so much happy for that person. He is a plumber with a passion from Thrissur, my place.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/86131017.cms

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On Saturday, with the Himalayan sky darkening and the first snowflakes drifting down, Jose had reached a memorable milestone in his life. He had just turned 80, and completed cycling 4,500kms all the way from Thrissur to the rarefied heights of Ladakh. What better way for a man who is a plumber by profession and a cyclist by passion to celebrate his birthday. Josettan, as he is fondly called by his friends, is from Athani in Thrissur. He told TOI over phone from Leh that he had cycled to a spot just 34 kms from Khardung La, which is located at 17,600 feet above sea level and is the highest motorable point allowed for civilians. He could not proceed further on Saturday from there because of unexpected snowfall.
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Re: Awesome story of a gentleman who cycled to Ladakh to celebrate his 80th birthday

Thanks for sharing, sparky@home! Moving your post out to a new thread. A new thread means 100X the views & 100X the visibility in search engines, including Google.

@ BHPians, if you should spot any good post in an existing thread that deserves its own new thread, please report the post and we'll move it out for greater visibility.

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Re: Awesome story of a gentleman who cycled to Ladakh to celebrate his 80th birthday

What a way to celebrate, hats off to the gentleman.

Life lessons and goals, if I make it that far in age, altitude and most importantly attitude.

Wish him further luck and rides
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Re: Awesome story of a gentleman who cycled to Ladakh to celebrate his 80th birthday

Amazing zest and confidence, hats off to Sir Josettan!

Imagine cycling to Ladakh on his 80th birthday and we have people saying they are getting old after reaching only 40 years or so. Goes to prove that age is just a number and attitude is really everything.

Good health, blessings and may he live long, way past a century.

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Re: Awesome story of a gentleman who cycled to Ladakh to celebrate his 80th birthday

Hats off to the effort and the go-get attitude.

Not to derail this thread, but I also came across this other person Mohammed Ashraf from Thrissur, who has done Kerala to Ladakh solo self supported ride.

Ashraf is having an issue with his right Leg and he is mainly pedaling with his left leg. He recently reached his destination, Ladakh facing every challenge head on and with positivity.

Link to the news:
https://www.onmanorama.com/travel/tr...e-diaries.html

Reading such stories, motivates others and make them realize that we can do a lot more!
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