BY RENE DE LA CRUZ
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW
After pedaling nearly 400,000 miles on his bike, suffering several heart attacks and surviving one open heart surgery, Chuck Hanson, 81, still has a lot of road to travel.
“I started riding in 1979 because I gained about 40 pounds and I needed to lose weight,” said Hanson, whose goal of losing a few pounds turned into a 33-year passion. “Before you know it, I was riding from San Francisco to L.A. on my 50th birthday, and riding cross-country five times.”