By Percy Hebert - Quesnel Cariboo Observer
Published: April 20, 2011 6:00 AM
It’s an odd way to recover from a fourth knee surgery, but for Raimo Laosma it makes perfect sense.
Laosma, a 39-year-old bicycle salesman from Tallinn, Estonia, was in Quesnel last Thursday, 19,600 km into his year-long trek, finally on the last leg of his journey to Anchorage, Alaska.
The idea to cycle close to 23,000km to Alaska came to Laosma as he lay in bed convalescing from a third surgery on his left knee as he listened to the story of a Russian cyclist who had twice peddled around the world.
Estonian cyclist, Raimo Laosmo, enjoys a pasta break in Quesnel before heading to Alaska. QO