Portraits of America
Age: 60 years old
I met this man at a Cafe just outside of Albuquerque, NM. His story was truly inspiring and I hope to be doing what he is doing when I get to that age. Biking is this Man’s passion or as he said, “It’s like my drug—my addiction.” He has been biking across America and throughout the country for about 4 years. He hopes to retire soon and be able to bike across America until his body gives out. (Around 89 years old)
One important thing I remember him saying is that he has biked throughout Europe but there is nothing like Biking throughout America. He meets many interesting people through his travels and sees the wonders of this country face to face.
His current mission was to explore the historic route 66 to possibly create a bike path in the near future. He has been surveying the area and he got a permit to ride through the Native American land. Currently, There are over 40,000 miles of bike paths throughout America and this one link could add a beneficial route.