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Oregon Man Takes Bike Ride Across the Country

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An Oregon man is making his way across the county but on his bike An Oregon man is making his way across the county but on his bike
NBCRightNow.com - An Oregon man is making his way across the country but on his bike.

Stephen Swift was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, he fell into a depression and one day his daughter suggested he go on a bike ride to clear his mind.

Well since then, he has gone down to San Diego to Phoenix and from Arizona to Bakersfield, California.

Through his travels, swift has met dozens of people and often goes off his plan to meet them again if he is in the area.

"I never ask for money, I never ask for awareness, it's basically because a doctor gave me 18  months to live and I've been on the road for over 27 months, that's amazing," Swift said.

Swift even has 28 notebooks full of messages from the people he has met on the way.

He says some people call it a pilgrimage, some call it a journey but he just calls it a bike ride.

He plans to write a book about his experience next.
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