App, I still cannot see why Bike Mike's site is your favorite.
I can relate to what he's doing, but not to the point of seeing it as one of the most beautiful sites on the web. Maybe one needs to understand multiple sclerosis to see why this is a feat?
I guess you didn't read it all.
Mike was a victim of birth defects. Born blind in one eye, barely can see out of the other...deaf in one ear, wears a hearing aid in the other...facial deformities...mental retardation (mentally, I'd say he was no older than about 12, even though he is physically 38)
Has competed in Special Olympics, was an official Olympic Torch Bearer (regular Olympics 2002), was selected as an alternate torch bearer in 2004.
Everyone that has ever met him loves him. Restaurants have named sandwiches and dinners after him.
He dreams of some day being a DJ at a real radio station. He certainly knows his way around a control room of both TV & radio. (info not on the website: If he had been able to go to college, he would have majored in Mass Communications. He wanted to go, already had credits from high school towards his degree, basically ran our town's cable station, but no college wanted him.)
No matter what, he keeps chasing his dreams, always keeps a cheerful attitude, and setbacks mean nothing to him (and he sure has had his share over the years).
He's the poster child for ambition, persistence, optimism, enthusiasm, and determination....as well as kindness & generosity. Coffee Cup
thought enough of his original site to give him a copy of every application they made, for free, and tossed in a few T-shirts too.
If all you saw was some guy that rides a bike to raise money for multiple sclerosis, you really missed a lot.
He is one of the most beautiful people I have ever known....and that beauty is all over that website.