Meet Twitter user @rubydrummr, the exception to the rule. The cycling enthusiast recently chronicled his journey from Poo Poo Point, Washington, to Pee Pee Creek, Ohio, a puerile trip that took him across nine states and had him cycling exactly 69 miles a day for 36 days.
When he finally arrived at his destination, @rubydrummr tweeted that he broke down in tears. “Bro I started crying tears of joy and then started laughing my ass off about crying over pee pee creek,” he wrote in a tweet that racked up more than 700,000 likes and 80,000 retweets. He also noted that he passed Sharts Road on the way.
Poo Poo Point is a summit on West Tiger Mountain in Washington that got its name from the steam whistle sounds back when it was a logging area. Pee Pee Creek in Ohio was named after an American settler who carved his initials, P.P., in a tree. (The area was later attacked by Native Americans in an attempt to reclaim it from squatters.)
Why undertake such a juvenile ambition? For one thing, it’s funny. But more importantly, @rubydrummr was hoping the trip would draw attention to the problems in Yemen. According to UNICEF, Yemen has become the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with shortages of food, water, and health care as a result of an ongoing civil war. The global COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened issues.