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Bar Harbor to Key West: RWC resident reflects on his inspiring cycling journey

IRVINGTON—The journey of a lifetime begins with a single step or in this case, a pedal. For Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury (RWC) resident Bob Holley, that pedal led to an inspiring adventure that spanned the entire U.S. east coast.

Active all his life, the former school teacher joined the Adventure Cycling Association and originally planned to bike the 3,300-mile TransAmerica Trail from Yorktown to Astoria, Oregon. However, he ultimately chose to bike from Bar Harbor to Key West—a 2,686-mile trek. He left for his trip on May 20, 2009, and completed the journey three months later—all while in his 70s.

Holley had to prepare extensively for this journey including purchasing specialized equipment, a $2,500 road bike, cycling shoes that clamp onto the pedal and….

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