The man who swims to work

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    Jul 25, 2017 2:27 AM GMT
    Unglaublich!

    Most people commute by bus, train or car – but Benjamin David gets to work by plunging into Munich’s Isar River.

    http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170724-the-man-who-swims-to-work

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    Jul 25, 2017 6:27 AM GMT
    Must be quite fit. Chances are he doesn't take any work home or his laptop
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    Jul 25, 2017 3:21 PM GMT
    Dynamo_spark saidMust be quite fit. Chances are he doesn't take any work home or his laptop


    It appears that he does in that waterproof backpack..

    waterproofvhp7y.jpg
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    Jul 25, 2017 4:20 PM GMT
    OK, but... how does he get home?

    Does he swim upstream like a salmon?
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    Jul 25, 2017 9:41 PM GMT
    Having lived for several years in Germany I'm surprised that winter river ice does not limit this activity. I don't know the Isar River, and if it flows quickly enough to keep the channel open all winter. But I'd be amazed if ice didn't form along the riverbank, to complicate this routine.

    Other Germans who don't want to drive a car or take public trans will ride a bicyle. German cities have the best bicycle lanes in Europe (fans of Holland might argue that point). At corner intersections there are separate traffic lights just for bicycles. In reduced scale and lower height than the traffic lights for motor traffic, for ease of visibility. It's how I often got around Berlin.
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    Jul 26, 2017 12:40 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidOK, but... how does he get home?

    Does he swim upstream like a salmon?


    Good point. The last I saw the river I would not have been able to accomplish an upstream swim.