Challenger Of Limits!

28 07 2009

I never wanted to limit myself to just impressions. I wanted to branch out and develop other parts of my game. -Aries Spears


Few days ago, I received a comment right there in my ‘About Me’ post and as I checked his website, it turned out  that the guy who made that comment was none other than the legend, Sir Yvon Le Caer!

And he’s that guy on the picture above.

Allow me to share something about this guy who has the monicker, “The Challenger Of Limits!”

In his earlier days Yvon Le Caer raced on the continent as a pro. Later he retired to America and took up the challenge of cycling on water. One challenge he successfully completed was to cycle across the English Channel from Cherbourg To Poole (75 miles as crow flies, 92miles in event. The crossing took 16 hours 42 minutes.

It’s certainly a great achievement. I can’t say I’ve heard of many who have cycled across the English channel. As well as the athletic challenge there are also the great logistical challenges – not least avoiding one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. His attempt gained him entry into the Guinness World Record book.


A former Cyclist…


…who later became an Ocean Cyclist!

He received galore of awards:

Particular distinctions
Recipient of “President Reagan’s personal commendation” [Nov 21, 1985]
– Awarded the “Médaille de la ville de Cherbourg” [Sept 12, 1985]
– Named “Honorary Citizen” of the town of Cherbourg [Sept 30, 1985]
– 1985 Crossing of the Western English Channel was sanctioned as a “Guinness World Record”



However, on August 23, 1986, a tragic training accident – I was badly struck by a hit-and-run driver – on the road from Miami to Key Biscayne in Florida, abruptly marked the end of all my cycling activities, and caused as well the collapse of all plans I had at this time, and other hopes I was still nourishing.”

BTW, a great quote from his website.

“The world is a better place to live in because it
contains people who will give up ease and security
to do what they themselves believe worth doing.
They do the useless, brave, noble, the divinely foolish
and the very wisest things that are done by man.
And what they prove to themselves and to others is that man is no mere creature of his habits, no mere automaton in his routine, but that in the dust in which he is made, there is also fire lighted now and then by great winds from the sky.” -Quote [Author unknown] sent to Yvon by an American enthusiast
in the context of “Operation Gulf Stream.”

Visit his site

Thank you very much Sir for visiting my site, you will remain as an inspiration not only for me but also to thousands of people who were touched by your living testimony.

God be Praised!

LIFE IN A NUTSHELL: Man is born with his hands clenched; he dies with them wide open. Entering life, he desires to grasp everything; leaving the world , all he possessed has slipped away! -Jewish Talmud





4 responses

28 07 2009

Congratulations! That must be awesome to be visited by someone you respect so much! Kakatuwa! Praise God for that! 🙂

2 08 2009
Yayın Akışı

I liked the latest one charicatur (Comic). It’s really funny.

3 08 2009

Hi ganns…I’m really so glad about it.God bless.

3 08 2009

Hi yayinakisi…joyfultoons did a great job out there…God bless for the visit.

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