By Susan Abraham | Los Angeles Daily News | Dailynews.com | December 29, 2011
Rick Hermelin served his country as a Marine, worked in the Southern California aerospace industry as an engineer, became a massage therapist, and has run in 100 marathons.
But Hermelin, who is 70, slender and tan, says he is still seeking that journey of a lifetime.
"The idea of doing coast-to-coast is something I wanted to do for many years," Hermelin said Thursday morning at the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area.
"I feel good. Nothing hurts, so why not?"
Since July, the Westlake Village resident has been preparing for a 100-day road trip from South Carolina to California, pedaling on an odd device called an ElliptiGO. The hybrid of a bike and elliptical machine will make him look like he is gliding down 3,000 miles of concrete.
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