23-year-old Ruben Lopez took the decision to go for a cycling trip, which would take him to two of the US' rudest locations. From Poo Poo Point to Pee Pee Creek. He decided to go for it to raise money for a humanitarian crisis.
A man has recently cycled from Poo Poo Point to Pee Pee Creek. Yes, these are locations in America. Lopez, a go-getter set out on a two-month-long trip. Keeping everyone updated with his journey, the ambitious guy said, "I've never ever been northwest before so everything was new to me. But I'm a very just get up and do it kind of person. So I got a plane ticket, packed my bike, and set out not knowing anything about it."
23-year-old Ruben Lopez took the decision to go for a long cycling trip, which would take him to two of the US' rudest locations.
The musician from Chicago made the decision with an aim to raise money for the current humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Lopez thinks the issue needs more attention and that people need to be aware of it.
I can’t believe I did it. Over 2500 miles on a bicycle, 36 days 😩 LMFAO pic.twitter.com/gDGmiDUUTi— #YemenCantWait (@rubydrummr) September 27, 2020
Until now, Lopez has been able to achieve the $5,000 target, having raised more than $7,000 for Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation.
According to him, he is not done and plans to finish the 5,000-mile journey at Pee Pee Island, a small island located in Canada.
"I did this simply because I love exploring. Adventure. I've been doing similar solo trips for a few years now but this time I decided to up my ante. I also figured it was a great way to use my time because I hardly come across people during a time of social distancing. Since I had experience with cycling I figured I'd bump it up even more and do it for a cause I am passionate for. It's awful that one of the worst humanitarian crises that the world has ever seen is getting the least attention. That's why I decided to reach out to them and see if there was a way to help. I had a plan and a goal that I didn't know if I could do or finish but those details don't matter. I would try my a** off anyways," he added.
Talking about the lows and highs of his experience, Lopez revealed, "Sometimes you get to turn in at 9pm. Sometimes you can't find a place to set a tent til one in the morning.
"I have been stranded in South Dakota for several hours waiting for something to happen after I had 8 flats in under 300 miles, using up all my tubes - last tube being a blowout I couldn't even patch. Patching high pressure tubes isn't even ideal if you don't have the proper kit - which I did not. A guy ended up giving me two tubes at a gas station. Exact ones I needed in the middle of nowhere. I cried."
But the hardships were worth the experience of freeing himself.
"I love it. It's so freeing. I love being able to pull away from the world just for a bit and be on my own. I spend a lot of time with myself. I have learned what makes me cry. Angry. Happy. How I deal with those emotions. I've grown so in touch with myself and every time I acknowledge that it's what makes me cry again," Lopez said.