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BEYOND THE BOOKS

NEWS AND NOTEWORTHY EVENTS

Across the Country, Outside His Comfort Zone

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S HENRY Harris ’16 rode

through the Oklahoma Panhandle — in the face of strong, debilitating headwinds

and grueling, 90-degree heat — he nearly lost his mind. He was 1,700 miles into a 3,200-mile, six-week biking adventure across the United States, beginning at the Atlantic Ocean in Charleston, S.C., and destined for

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the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, Calif.

200 OC EA N TO OC EA N   3 ,

 9 S T A T E S M I L E S   |   3 7 D AY S   |

START

Charleston, SC

At that very moment, though, The American Challenge — sponsored by

FINISH

Santa Monica Pier, CA

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more like the end of the earth. “All I could see were

Overland Summers — didn’t

360-degree views of nothing,”

feel anything like an adventure.

Harris said. “There were

To the Brunswick senior, it felt

telephone polls and wires and

Times of Brunswick, Fall 2015  
Times of Brunswick, Fall 2015