In the latest installment of stories you really can't make up...
A man has completed perhaps the most ridiculous bike ride to ever exist.
via: GettyThe ambitious cyclist took to Twitter this week to share his achievement, which has since gained the attention of over 600,000 amused social media users.
But why was this cycle route so ridiculous, I hear you ask?
via: GettyWell, the name of both the starting locations and the finishing locations are a little... silly, some might say.
The keen road-tripper cycled from the Poo Poo Point Trailhead...All the way across the country, thousands of miles away, to Pee Pee Creek.
As I said, you simply cannot make this stuff up.Of course, news of his unusual bike ride quickly went viral, but his reason for taking on the silly-sounding route has surprised and warmed the hearts of many.
Now, our country has an endless selection of beautiful cycling trails.
via: GettyTrail 401 in Colorado, the San Juan Islands in Washington, Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi... The list could go on.
But there is one you may not have heard of...
via: GettyAnd that's the one that takes you from the Poo Poo Point Trail in Washington all the way to Pee Pee Creek in Ohio.
Okay, it isn't an official cycling route...
via: GettyBut Chicago-based cyclist, Ruben Lopez, decided to set himself the challenge.
It was no easy task.
Armed with only his Quintana Roo triathlon bicycle, camping equipment, and a small supply of food and water, Ruben was ready for his trip.
@Shane_217s This is what I had most all the ride. Not the best to use a triathlon bike for this kinda thing but bro… https://t.co/NxrE39FmFj— #YemenCantWait (@#YemenCantWait)1601242523.0
And, while Google Maps estimated that the trip would take a total of 9 days...
He learned the hard way that it would take much longer... much, much longer.
@rubydrummr Clearly not anything worth celebrating, this little bike man can do it in 9 days apparently. He’s absol… https://t.co/TXYV5b2HvG— Totally Normal Online Guy (@Totally Normal Online Guy)1601244616.0
Here he is before his voyage...
via: TwitterBright-eyed, determined, and completely unaware of the horrors this bike ride held for him.
Because, thirty-six days and over 2,500 miles of pedalling later...
via: TwitterRuben made it to Pee Pee Creek.
It was a grueling journey...
But a notably beautiful one, as Ruben shared these photos snapped from his scenic route.
Some of my personal favorites https://t.co/msb8Irr6R3— #YemenCantWait (@#YemenCantWait)1601260836.0
But it was also incredibly emotional...
Because, upon arrival at Pee Pee Creek, the exhausted cyclist simultaneously burst into tears and fits of laughter at the ridiculous name of his arrival destination.
Bro I started crying tears of joy and then started laughing my ass off about crying over pee pee creek🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️— #YemenCantWait (@#YemenCantWait)1601232053.0
He even shared a video of his reaction.
Through giggles and tears, Ruben can be heard saying to himself: "What am I doing here? Oh, I feel good though!"
Eye boogers and all 💀💀 https://t.co/kqZOwM218r— #YemenCantWait (@#YemenCantWait)1601232339.0
He shared his achievement onto Twitter...
Where it was quick to go viral - at the time of writing, his tweet has received over 60,000 retweets and over 500,000 likes.
I can’t believe I did it. Over 2500 miles on a bicycle, 36 days 😩 LMFAO https://t.co/gDGmiDUUTi— #YemenCantWait (@#YemenCantWait)1601231833.0
Incredibly, some eagle-eyed Twitter users noticed the somewhat hilarious number of miles he pedaled each day...
If you know, you know.
@HistoryMemesWHM Not a mile more, not a mile less💯— #YemenCantWait (@#YemenCantWait)1601238578.0
And, even more incredibly...
Other people started sharing their own visits to Poo Poo Point and Pee Pee Creek.
@rubydrummr Hey Poo Poo point! My dad used to take me hiking here when I was a kid.— Brian 👁️ (@Brian 👁️)1601251804.0
It turns out that, despite their ludicrous names, they're both very popular vacation spots.
Who'd have thought it?
@rubydrummr @bocxtop Respect from one pee pee creek traveler to another https://t.co/0jCHFePxIk— Will Burlingame (@Will Burlingame)1601240792.0
But the best part about this whole, ridiculous situation?
It turns out that this cyclist pedaled all those miles in a bid to raise both money and awareness for the humanitarian crisis currently crippling Yemen.
the main reason I am doing this is to raise money/awareness for the humanitarian crises Yemen is currently facing.… https://t.co/b4LGf46rCV— #YemenCantWait (@#YemenCantWait)1601233311.0
On his GoFundMe page, Ruben wrote:
via: GoFundMe"I'm cycling 5,000 miles to raise funds to for Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation (YRRF). 100% of the funds will go directly to YRRF. Here are the reasons why I've chosen them: "They are completely volunteer and Yemeni run, so all donations go to those in need not salaries. Unlike many charities, they are able to get through the Saudi/UAE blockade and deliver aid into Yemen. They are anti-war organizers."
So far, his fundraiser has reached a total of $5,620.
via: TwitterYou can read more about his mission or donate here. For more heartwarming fundraising stories, keep scrolling...