Two Israelis, two wheels, two eyes

Cyclists Roei Sadan and Orly Tal spent two weeks biking together in Australia on his ‘Dream with Open Eyes’ tour – and she’s blind.

By MELANIE LIDMAN
July 14, 2011 22:06
4 minute read.
Two wheels, four eyes

cyclists share bike 521. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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In the four years that Roei “Jinji” Sadan has bicycled across the world as Israel’s informal ambassador on two wheels, he’s faced many challenges: losing all of his gear in a robbery in Mexico, biking day after day in an empty desert in Uzbekistan, getting hit by a car twice and leaving behind a woman he loved in Peru to continue with his journey. He’s also seen some of the most beautiful scenery the planet has to offer, experienced hospitality and friendships in the most unlikely places, and once even ate cat in a festive meal with a village chief in Africa.

But none of these highs or lows has come close to the experience Sadan just completed: biking for two weeks in Australia with blind rider Orly Tal.

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