• Why On Earth Would They Do That?

    One year ago - By Tim's Motorcycle Diaries

    A conversation with one of my students at lunch today:
    Lyndon demonstrating, 'it's hard' "What are you watching?"
    " Footage from today's stage of the Dakar race ."
    "What's that?"
    "The hardest race in the world."
    "Why is it so hard?"
    "It's thousands of kilometres of dangerous off road racing with cars, bikes & trucks with little sleep over weeks at a time. Many people who start it don't finish. People die on it almost every year."
    This very smart grade 9 student was confused. Finally she asked, "Why would anyone do that?”
    “Because it's difficult,” I replied.
    She ruminated on that a moment...
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