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Featured Biker Hiker Egor

Egor beside White Blaze

World-wide-wanderer Egor dropped by to rest his blistered feet and seek refuge from a snowed under Appalachian Trail. Originally from St. Petersburg Russia, Egor is more of a citizen of planet Earth than any one nation and has explored extensively around the globe. Most recently he was touring by bike from Miami to the west coast when his knee blew out in Texas. Egor related waking up in his tent unable to walk. Eventually he was able to push himself along on his bike till he found shelter with a Warm Showers host. Doctors told him he needed a $25,000 operation (welcome to America!). Unable to pay, doctors gave him some magic pills and told him to rest. After a few weeks of rest and American-Magic-Medicine, Egor decided thru-hiking the AT would be better for his knee than bicycle touring (ahem).

About eighty miles into the trail, the unpredictable snow storm we get the first week of every March here in the mountains of North Carolina dumped over a foot of snow on the Appalachian Trail. Faced with freezing to death on some un-named mountain top, Egor decided visiting The Velo Hobo was the lesser of two evils and hitch-hiked to what passes around here as civilization. Following a couple of nights sleeping indoors, Egor hit the trail again. We wish him well as he hikes north into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and beyond.

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  1. March 10, 2013 at 7:59 am | #1

    what a soul!!!
    i wish him happiness and good long healthy life…

    • The Velo Hobo
      March 10, 2013 at 8:22 am | #2

      He was a very nice young man. I wish I had adventured as much at that age.

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