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Colorado Man Makes Stop in Joplin on Cross Country Adventure

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For those who like to stay active biking is a great source of exercise. But for a Colorado man, it's his life. We caught up with the man today who says living life on the road is what he was destined to do.

What began as a dying wish soon became a destiny for Colorado resident, Tony Adams.

"My father was dying in 1995 of a stroke, and he asked me to find an older brother so he could make amends to him before he died. So i agreed and hopped on a 10 speed bicycle, threw an army duffel on my back. I traveled for 30 days from Oregon, to California to Las Vegas, Nevada." Adams says.


Biking...it's one way to experience the great outdoors. But Adams doesn't bike with an ordinary bicycle. His uses attached trailer. Because it is his home, and it's constantly on the move.

"Its the meeting the people, the sights, the smells of water, the flowers going down the road, it's everything...your input, everything you take in...I enjoy it." he says.

14 years, and 36 states completed. Adams regularly travels across country with his 620 pound home on major highways and back roads, enduring nature's fiercest elements.

"In the summer months, you dress as light as you can. During the winter you dress accordingly with what you need." he says.


His 8 foot long trailer includes all the necessities of a home - a bed, a small kitchen, and a small TV and DVD player.
But while his mobile home may have more features than the typical car, safety is still a priority.

"Knowing that I can reach out and touch the wheels of a semi when they go by, knowing that the wheels of a semi stand taller than I do. I've been hit by a car twice. Knocked out, teeth out, road rash, my bike and trailer got taco-ed." he explains.

Adams says he doesn't do this for exercise or money, he does it for a different reason.
"With all my travels...how far are you willing to push yourself? Your body, I mean what are your goals? And your limits? Your personal limits?" he explains.
     
Adams is in Kansas right now.. And expects to make it into Colorado early next week.


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