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In Print: Kurt Searvogel for Süddeutsche Zeitung

 

In 1939, Englishman Tommy Godwin pedaled an outstanding 75,065 miles setting the record for distance cycled in one year. Amazingly, he continued to ride and covered 100,000 miles in May of 1940 - 500 days after he began his quest. England entered World War II in September of 1939 and Tommy's record stayed put.

This year, American Kurt Searvogel is closing in on that 75 year old record. German publication Süddeutsche Zeitung sent me to Little Rock, Arkansas to try and keep up with Kurt and get some images for a story on him. Kurt is on the bike 12 hours a day and has little time for anything else. This was not a shoot that had time for setups and direction.

Kurt started riding in mid-January of 2015 and is now less than a month away from the record. His journey can be followed at Tarzan Rides or daily updates via the Facebook page Tarzan Rides the HAM'R.

Kurt Searvogel on his bike cruising the country roads east of Little Rock, AR.

Kurt Searvogel on his bike cruising the country roads east of Little Rock, AR.