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I once pierced a tire on a dirt road in the middle of a remote Alpine valley and I had forgot to put the spare tire in the trunk after having just installed an LPG tank. Had to hitchhike down the valley, find a new tire and hitchhike back up. What started as a necessity became a hobby. As I had to wait for a 1:30 h bus connection in Ireland I ended up reaching my destination 2 hours early. A hobby became a passion and I have now hitchhiked successfully dozens of times, over hundreds of miles, all over Europe.