I have fantastic taste in friends and mine are all awesome — but sometimes they do very mad things.
Example: Go check out The Race Against Time where a friend of mine is blogging about his plans to cycle from Lands’ End to John O’Groats in 6 days (ie. one end of the UK to the other — according to Wikipedia a typical time to cycle it is 10-14 days) to raise money for charity. It’s also a very worthy charity, The Bishop Simeon Trust, which works to relieve poverty in South Africa.
And the other reason to check it out is that he’s a great writer and a fantastic cyclist and it’s probably going to be very interesting as a first person account of a very challenging ride.