Wheel Altruism

Through the late-afternoon sun shower, it hovers on the horizon: a fluoro-red-eyed monster, or a UFO. Then, as the rain clears, the strange beam of light becomes the reflector shield of a high-tech wheelbarrow being pushed along the Nullarbor by a tanned young man wearing a blue bandanna and a welcoming smile. "Every day I get at least two offers for a lift," says Matt Shaw, 32. "People are always stopping; I guess it breaks up the journey a bit for them." In the past 57 days, Shaw's journey has rarely stopped for long. On...

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