Sometime last year, I had the great opportunity to meet the 'Silent Rider' (Kohei Hakamada) in Abuja during his 2nd round-the-world powerbike trip.
He has actually been doing quite well except that he came down with malaria at Guinea. He is currently in Japan recuperating and hopes to be back with an extra spring in the wheels by July.
Have a speedy recovery, Kohei!! We are cheering you on!!