This guy came from Australia with to ride across the U.S., he thought by motorcycle (due to some miscommunication) in 1976. When informed that it was a bicycle trip, he adjusted and went ahead with it! A powerful rider on simple equipment...To this day anytime I'm struggling on a bike ride, I think of him and berate myself with the words "be Australian!". I recall he had a soup can with a wire handle for making tea at campsite.
photo: Ron McClure
[I have corrected this comment as I have learned a bit more about his story in Sept 2015. What I learned, about his mistakenly thinking he had signed up for a motorcycle trip and going anyway, only improves the story!]