White and Cohen, Press-Telegram Long Beach, 24 Feb 1957,, p 19
By Bike to By Dick Hay man the cycling bug bites, it bite* hud! Two Southland collegians, Don White and Aaron Cohen, are outstanding examples at hand. Tlie two pedal-pushers this summer spent their vacation vacation time crossing the entire kngth of Mexico on their bikes, destined for their final goal-Guatemala goal-Guatemala -- on a 3,100-mile trek which stfcrpassed their last year's cycling across the United States from Los Angeles to New York City. . Passionate believers in the theory that it's best to see any country leisurely as the traveler moves along, the two bicyclists, both 21, e n j o y e d their 1955 cross-country a d v e n t u. r e so much they decided early this summer to play an encore by turning their well-used handlebars handlebars in the direction of Latin America, On June 18; they departed from their hometown, carrying with them only $100 to cover 2% months' expenses, plus some 30 pounds of baggage and equipment. "The worst parts of the trip up to Mexico City were the desert stretches in Arizona and across the border in Sonora. The sun really b l a z e s down around there," the boys reported reported when interviewed on a Mexico City radio station during during their few days of respite in the capital. "But what pleasantly surprised surprised us was the wonderful condition of the Nogales highway. highway. It made the long hours of pedaling a real pleasure," White told their interviewer, Ernesto Arraiza. In turn, co-adventurer Cohen spoke of "the marvelous hospitality hospitality of the Mexican families where we stopped along the way. They took us into their homes" fed us, put us up for the night and not for pay either." On July 30 the two ^took off (Continued on Page 17.) Pedal-pushing students Don White and Aaron Cohen Mexico City newspaper office while on long Latin trip.