Bob Barnes, the man who is cycling to all 50 U.S. state capitals, reached capital number 42 of St. Paul as he nears the close of his cross-country journey — which began almost one year ago.
Barnes, 52, of Syracuse, N.Y., told Fox News Digital that while he faced some negative interactions with locals, the trip took a pleasant turn in the outskirts of the Minnesota city.
"There are some areas of Minnesota where people are uptight," said Barnes, who reached St. Paul on May 20.
"There are some areas, St. Paul in particular, [where] they’re a little judgmental," he said.
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Barnes said, "I don’t want to bash everybody else, because I was treated really well by a lot of other people. So that’s why I’m saying it’s inconsistent."
"The only thing consistent about Minnesota is the terrain," he added. "It’s been really easy to travel out here." " I was disappointed in Saint Paul," Barnes later added.At a laundromat where he was washing and drying his clothes and shoes, a woman approached him and "demanded that I put my shoes on," Barnes said. NEW YORK MAN BICYCLING TO ALL 50 STATES MEETS LONG-LOST HALF-SISTER IN LOUISIANA: ‘CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP’ Barnes responded that he would, but also joked about how wet they were.She didn’t respond well to that either, he said. "The only thing consistent about Minnesota is the terrain. It’s been really easy […]