Snowy Texas

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We were in Hawkins, Texas. Birthplace of Aunt Jemima; A proud hub in the American pancake world. Strolling in I requested we bunk out in a local hotel; I was sick. Ironically the weather systems changed and with a stroke of coincidence it started to snow in Texas. We were warned that this part of the country was famous for their southern ice storms so we were lucky to be sheltered for the night. Little … Continue reading

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Duo Pedals Through Shreveport

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Shreveport:: Two men pedaling across the country in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation pedaled into Shreveport on an L-shaped path from Maine to California just in time to watch the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl game with firefighters at Station 20. “It was truly nice to be in Louisiana for that,” Paul Dorr, 48, of Rockland, Maine, said of the Saints’ victory. He and Clint Valentine, 18, of Mansfield, Mass., traveled into … Continue reading

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Welcome to Catahoula Life

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Catahoula:: Welcome to Catahoula Life Adventure of a lifetime and perhaps save some lives Saturday, February 6, 2010 – David W. Ryan Some of you may have noticed a couple of guys biking through Jonesville on Wednesday afternoon wearing bright pink t-shirts. Clint Valentine and Paul Dorr have been on those bicycles and wearing those t-shirts since October 25th when they left Rockland, Maine headed to San Diego, Calif. The duo stopped long enough in … Continue reading

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Duo Stops in Natchez on Cross-Country Bike Ride

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Natchez:: Paul Dorr and Clint Valentine, of Rockland, Maine, ride down Main Street past St. Mary’s Basilica Monday afternoon while spending the day in Natchez. The duo are headed to San Diego, Cali, on their bicycles raising money for breast cancer research along their way. -Hannah Reel After trading their former lives on the sea for a life on the road, Paul Dorr and Clint Valentine of Rockland, Maine, made their way into Natchez Monday … Continue reading

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Cycling for a Cause

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Paul Dorr and Clint Valentine made a stop in Meridian yesterday before continuing on their 6 month, 5,000 mile biking trip for breast cancer research and awareness. -Jennifer Jacob Brown MERIDIAN:: Paul Dorr has cycled long distances before, but this is the first time he’s done it to raise money for a cause. Dorr and Clint Valentine passed through Meridian Tuesday as part of a six month, 5,000 mile biking trip from Rockland, Maine to … Continue reading

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Selma to Montgomery

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An hours ride by car, days ride by bike, and if you are marching it, it takes several days. At one time Route 80, or the “Dixie Highway”, ran from Tybee Island, South Carolina to San Diego, California. It has seen many events along its thousands of miles of asphalt. It now no longer spans the country but finds it’s terminus in Dallas, Texas. The route between Selma to Montgomery is around fifty miles, but … Continue reading

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Pedaling for a Cure for Cancer

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Clint Valentine, Mayor George Evans and Paul [Dorr] pose for a photo in the St. James Hotel Friday. Door and Valentine are cycling across the country in order to raise money for breast cancer research and their journey led them through Selma -Katie Nichols   SELMA::┬áThe journey that led Paul [Dorr] and Clint Valentine to Selma Friday afternoon began months back on a boat off the coast of Maine. They were both working on a … Continue reading

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Tuskegee, AL

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Among the six or seven National Parks in Alabama, Paul & I have been to three. First on our list was the Tuskegee Institute (the only Institute to receive National Park status) with Moton Airfield, home of the Tuskegee Airmen, across town. We covered only 20 miles that day but we received a greater appreciation in our discoveries of Black History and the many prominent leaders in this area that haven’t made the history books. … Continue reading

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Jackson and the Trace

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All through Mississippi Paul & I were especially eager to meet up with the Natchez Trace just north of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi. We rode almost 60 miles the day prior just to get up to the parkway. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a two lane road setup by the National Park Service. It follows the original footpath that led travelers from Natchez, a primary port town at what used to be a southwestern … Continue reading

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Peanuts & Time Zones

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Paul & I visited Plains, the terminus of the Andersonville Trail and one of our last towns in the state of Georgia. Plains is the hometown of our 39th president, Jimmy Carter. We arrived late and would have to wait out the day to view the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in the Plains High School. Just down the road we spotted what may have been the largest and greatest fiberglass peanut I have ever … Continue reading

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