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NY man cycling to all 50 states reveals ‘rocky start’ in West Virginia

NY man cycling to all 50 states reveals 'rocky start' in West Virginia

New York man bicycling to all 50 states hits West Virginia Bob Barnes, the New York man who is bicycling to all 50 U.S. state…

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New York man bicycling to all 50 states hits West Virginia Bob Barnes, the New York man who is bicycling to all 50 U.S. state capitals , experienced a shaky arrival in the state of West Virginia as he encountered its people and additional close calls on roadways.

Yet he encountered more than he anticipated in the place known for its mountain scenery and kind inhabitants. "People in West Virginia just make it very clear that they are their own state." Barnes has been describing his biking adventures — and in some cases, misadventures — to Fox News Digital throughout his American cross-country bike ride, which he started last August. Read on for his personal triumphs, close calls and unexpected encounters. ‘Handled it like a champ’

Between his 33rd capital — Columbia, South Carolina — and his 34th capital of Charleston, Barnes had to go back through North Carolina and Virginia, two states he visited on his first "switchback" of the country. Though North Carolina "looked the same as it did the first time I went through," Barnes told Fox News Digital he didn’t really remember what Virginia was like when he went through it the first time.

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One of the most vivid portions of North Carolina for Barnes was his "crossover" point in Yadkinville, N.C. That point is the only place on Barnes’ trip that will overlap.

"I didn’t expect it to […]

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