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Woodbury, Minn., man to bike across US for veterans

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -

A 55-year-old Minnesota man is planning to ride from California to Maryland as part of an endurance event that will have him in the saddle some 20 hours a day.

Bob McEnaney, of Woodbury, will be raising money for the Minnesota Military Family Foundation along the way.

McEnaney told the St. Paul Pioneer Press he's "scared to death" about the 3,000-mile Race Across America, which he starts Tuesday. He says he's doing it to challenge himself.

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McEnaney traveled to California twice this spring for training sessions. He completed a three-day 650-mile test ride. He says his peak is 55 hours on a bike.

Unlike other races, the Race Across America doesn't stop the race clock to allow for breaks. McEnaney plans to sleep in an RV for only three hours a day.

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