Alright, readers, today's number one (and also number two) story is one for the history books. A man -- no, a true hero -- biked more than 2,500 miles from Poo Poo Point, Washington to Pee Pee Creek, Ohio, to raise money for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, traveling exactly 69 miles each day of his journey. Nice.
Ruben Lopez, more commonly known by his Twitter username, @rubydrummr, is a Chicago-based musician and cyclist, who began his monumental voyage on August 18, reaching the "holy land" of Poo Poo Point the following day. Over the course of the next 36 days, @rubydrummr traversed approximately 2,552 miles, passing through nine states and camping for 32 nights all on the quest to Pee Pee Creek.
Following the tradition of Miley Cyrus, it's not about how fast he got there, it's not about what was waiting on the other side, it was the climb, er, well, bike ride in this case. Throughout his heroic journey, @rubydrummr rode precisely 69 miles each day, "not a mile more, not a mile less," even encountering a few exciting sights along the way. Most notably? Sharts Road, warranting the one-word response that also applies to every other piece of information in this story -- nice. What's also nice is the meaning behind this legendary bike ride, raising money and awareness for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. As of publication, his fundraising efforts on his GoFundMe page, which he's promoted on social media throughout the journey, have raised more than $7,000 for the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation (YRRF), an organization that "provides help and support to the neediest families in Yemen who have suffered from a devastating war since 2015," according to their website.
Yet this iconic journey has only just begun -- next on @rubydrummr's agenda? Biking from Pee Pee Creek, Ohio, to Pee Pee Island in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, according to his Twitter page. A truly noble pursuit, fitting for a truly noble man. Nice work, @rubydrummr. You're the hero we need in these dire times.
To learn more about the Yemen crisis, check out Unicef's site here. Also, to read about someone doing significantly less impressive things than biking across the nation to raise money for a good cause, follow Carly on Instagram @HuntressThompson and on Twitter @TennesAnyone.
Top Image: @rubydrummr on Twitter.