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March 10, 2014

Answering a wake-up call

After health scare, Merrimac man will pedal cross-country to raise money for charity, AJH


“You have a lot of time to concentrate and reflect,” he said. “You have to be the kind of person that likes that.”

It’s also a trip where you don’t bring a lot of luggage, he added. He’ll carry supplies that are suitable for a range of weather, a tent, sleeping bag and other essentials. He will stay mostly at campgrounds and fair grounds. Unlike his trip 20 years ago, Harris will also carry his iPad and smartphone so he can blog about his experience and keep in regular contact with his wife.

“Last time, I had pay phones and my Walkman,” he said, with a smile.

To make a contribution or to learn more about Harris’ trip, visit his Web site at Donations can also be mailed to Keith Harris, 56 West Main St., Merrimac, 01860.

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