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New York man biking across US ‘literally feels’ Alabama’s rich history: ‘You get the shivers’

New York man biking across US 'literally feels' Alabama's rich history: 'You get the shivers'

Bob Barnes of Syracuse, New York, who has been cycling to all 50 state capitals this year, said he was "fascinated" and engaged by the…

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Bob Barnes of Syracuse, New York, who has been cycling to all 50 state capitals this year, said he was "fascinated" and engaged by the rich history of Alabama — and he suggested that seeing its capital, Montgomery, with his own eyes, on his own terms and in his own time, was a far more captivating experience than reading about it in books or textbooks.

His memorable experiences ever since he began his journey are why, Barnes said, he thinks "everyone should travel."

"It just tells a whole different story. You see everything in a different perspective [when you’re there]," Barnes said. "You don’t necessarily have to do [this] on a bike — but everyone should get out there." "To actually see it all — you actually feel it. You can feel the history in Montgomery. It’s really an experience." Barnes, 52, has been sharing his unique and on-the-ground insights with Fox News Digital as he visits each capital city , including Montgomery, which was his 30th stop so far. ‘Eye-opening experience’

Barnes arrived in Montgomery on March 10. He reflected on what he learned while cycling across Alabama. Before he arrived in the state, Barnes said, he didn’t know what to expect.

Almost as soon as he crossed from Mississippi into Alabama, he said he noticed there was "quite a bit of poverty."

"The towns themselves look impoverished," he explained. He said that in his view, it was "from a property standpoint."

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