Laie man bikes across the U.S. mainland

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Mike Weber in California

[Story by Mike Foley, originally published in Kaleo, June 2010; photos courtesy of Mike Weber]

So, what are you going to do this summer? If you’re looking for adventure, you’ll have to go a long way to top Mike Weber, an associate professor of physics at Brigham Young University–Hawaii, who recently completed a 2,884-mile bike ride across the mainland U.S.

Weber, 53, explained that up until 2005 he was basically a runner and had completed a number of marathons, “but then I started having a lot of injuries that just wouldn’t go away. That’s why I bought a 27-speed road bike, and for a couple of years I would run and bike.”

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