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Embarking on a Remarkable Octogenarian Odyssey: Robert D. Fletcher

By: Get News

SPRUCE GROVE, ALBERTA, CANADA - The audacious narrative of Robert D. Fletcher, an 80-year-old adventurer, continues to unfold as he readies himself to resume his ambitious 'Octogenarian Odyssey' on July 4, 2023, in Cartagena, Colombia. Piloting an electric bicycle, Fletcher has already journeyed from North Pole, Alaska to the bottom of Argentina and is poised to commence a new chapter of his venture through six South American countries. By the time he concludes this leg of the journey on December 11, 2023, he will have traversed more than 28,000 kilometers (17,300 miles) and ascended over 225,000 meters.

This endeavor, however, is not merely an athletic pursuit. Fletcher's mission is multifaceted: he aims to inspire seniors that life does not cease at retirement, to encourage all generations to abandon their comfort zones and to illuminate the vibrant cultures of Latin America while advocating for environmental responsibility.

The question may arise: why would an octogenarian undertake such a strenuous venture? Fletcher's impressive physical and adventurous resume speaks volumes. Among his many accomplishments, he has submitted a claim for a Guinness World Record for the longest e-bike ride, completed five marathons, finished three Olympic-sized triathlons, and visited more than 100 countries. Fletcher has also volunteered at a rhinoceros sanctuary in Botswana, cycled through 24 countries, and ascended Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Fuji, and Table Mountain in Cape Town.

Amidst his travel exploits, Fletcher has found time to pen a memoir, "Octogenarian Odyssey: Trading the Sofa for a Bicycle Seat," set to launch on July 1, 2023. This book encapsulates his experiences, granting readers a first-hand account of his journey through nine countries, and offering them an intimate look at the cultures and peoples he encounters. The book features approximately 300 pages, adorned with 90 colored photographs, providing a vivid portrayal of Fletcher's daring adventure.

Supporting Fletcher during this odyssey is a dedicated team consisting of his wife, Gloria Pineda, his sister-in-law Johana Pineda, and his stepdaughter Julie. A true family affair, their collective commitment to this journey underscores the spirit of unity, resilience, and adventure.

Followers and supporters can stay connected with Fletcher's journey via his blog, Facebook, and Instagram profiles. Additionally, pre-orders for his book can be made here. Fletcher also appeals to potential sponsors to aid in funding the second half of his Odyssey.

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City: Spruce Grove
State: Alberta, T7Y 1G7
Country: Canada

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