NYT - “Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had grown tired of the meetings and teleconferences, of the time sheets and password changes.“
“There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his partner, Lauren Geoghegan, gave his two weeks’ notice last year before shipping his bicycle to Africa.” They were going to travel around the globe on their bicycles, soaking up all the joy, peace and love they could!
Jay, a college grad from Georgetown, had previously lived in a 146 s.f. tiny house that he built by himself, before embarking on his epic travel. He was able to save up a lot money from his government job for his travels and then he quit. Things were going really well for the peace loving couple, despite the many flat tires and sore muscles from all that biking.
But, then came a fateful day when they would be slaughtered by terrorists. Who knew? We have terrorists in Muslim countries that hate Americans enough to kill them on sight?
They were traveling on a very scenic mountain road in southwestern Tajikistan. They were accompanied by several other similarly idealistic tourists from Norway and Sweden. It was there, on July 29, that a car loaded with local Muslims noticed their smiling faces singing songs as they peddled away. The angry men inside the car were unknown to Jay and the others, but these guys had recently pledged to kill infidels for ISIS! It’s just one of those things that folks like Jay could have seen coming.
Anyway, the car stopped. Then it made an abrupt U-turn and sped back towards the unsuspecting bicyclists, all riding in single file. As the car suddenly swerved into them the bikers were frozen in disbelief, apparently unable to dive out of the way in time. The car smashed head on into them, one after the other, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, killing 4, including our American couple!
The same Muslim terrorists later released a grainy cell phone video showing their heroic dirty deed done for ISIS. They have not been charged with a crime and probably never will be. Why? Because they live Tajikistan! Muslims make up a little over 98.4% of the population. So what do you think will happen? My guess is nothing..
In Tajikistan the terrorists don’t believe in tiny houses designed to save the planet, but they do believe in killing infidels for ISIS. Too bad that little detail wasn’t mentioned in their travel brochure. If it had been, they might have fallen back on a Plan B, like petting polar bears in the arctic or playing tag with great whites off the coast of Australia, who knows, but it would be infinitely better than bicycling, unarmed, through Tajikistan.
In Jay last blog entry, he wrote,, “By and large, humans are kind, self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes but kind, generous and wonderful and kind. No greater revelation has come from our journey than this”. And that my friends is,as they say, “famous last words.”