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80-year-old biking more than 30 miles a day

It’s been about a year since the Martic Forge Trestle Bridge re-opened after a fire destroyed it in 2018. The bridge links portions of the…

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It’s been about a year since the Martic Forge Trestle Bridge re-opened after a fire destroyed it in 2018.

The bridge links portions of the Enola low-grade trail, giving access to thousands of walkers and bikers. Joyce Lacock loves being on her bike.

“Oh, it’s a good feeling just breathing in the fresh air and seeing things and just riding,” Lacock said.

She’s been pedaling since she was a kid, but it wasn’t until she turned 50 that she did her first 100-mile ride.

“When I turned 60, I thought, how long do I have? And I kept riding, and I thought OK, the lords have something for me to do,” Lacock said.

Lacock completed century rides every year until she turned 73. Now, at the age of 80, the safety of the Enola low grade keeps her going.

“I love this trail. This year, I did 1,200, and I want to do more,” Lacock said.Joyce usually starts in Quarryville and follows the trail to Safe Harbor for about a 15-mile trip. On her best days, she rides about 30 miles.“It’s a sense of value that I can do something," Lacock said.Lacock says she’s grateful for that and she has some advice to share.“Keep doing what you were doing when you were younger, keep biking. I’m going to bike as long as my health is good,” Lacock said. Susquehanna Valley shoppers look for Black Friday bargains

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