Frain, 80-year old, Edwardsville Intel., 4 Aug 1964

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h e on LeClaire r y however Old Man Pedals Across Continent SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It took Lyman Frain Sr. 86 days to pedal his bicycle from New York's Times Square to San Francisco's Golden G a t e Bridge, and he was a little off schedule. "I figured to make, it a little faster," said the 80-year-old Philadelphian. "but I was bucking bucking those west winds all the way." The aging but hearty cyclist finished his trip Monday. He said he pedaled 3,244 miles on his 12-speed French bicycle, equipped with an extra-low gear for mountains. "I feel pretty proud of what I've just done," he said. "I'm the first man my age to ever ride a bike from ocean to ocean. I just wanted to prove an old guy still had something left." Frain was .met at the bridge-which bridge-which he wasn't allowed to cross on the bicycle--by bridge officials and his son, Donald, 35, an electronics designer of San Jose. He said he made the trip, on a diet of orange juice and steaks, because cycling was good for his health. "Most men of 60 sit down in the old rocking chair and rock themselves into the grave," he said. "But they'd live 10 or years longer if they'd take up bicycling. If it wasn't for this bicycle, I wouldn't be alive today." today." Frain said he averaged 40 miles a day but clocked 109 miles one day down the western western slope of the Continental Divide Divide toward Salt Lake City. BULLETINS SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)-Gov. (AP)-Gov. Edmund G. Brown named Pierre Salinger today to fill th« unexpired term of the lite Sen. Clair Engle. .WASHINGTON (AP -- T h'e United States warned Commu- ni«t North Viet Nam today of

Clipped from The Edwardsville Intelligencer04 Aug 1964, TuePage 1

The Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois)04 Aug 1964, TuePage 1
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