Marathon, Texas - 3 April, 2006
I meet Earl and Dick in the Marathon Campground. Earl is 79 and has ridden his bicycle from Nebraska. He plans to go east to San Antonio and ride back to Nebraska. They claim to have done 10,000 miles in two years.
Earl is fit, tanned and slim. He has ridden 30,000 miles since 1993 in the US, New Zealand and Europe. Earl and Dick (age 63) have an American Cancer Society '2006 Cancer Survivors Ride' flag on their bikes.
They are raising money for the all volunteer Iron County Unit, Michigan Unit of the American Cancer Society.
Earl and Dick set up tents near the pond and hope to see some coyotes and birds tonight. Earl says he has tow ropes and jokingly asks for a tow on our motorcycle.