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Man travels country on bicycle tracking weather

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –An Amish man has traveled 13,000 miles for three years across the country tracking weather patterns.

He often stays at fire stations.

William Minor has been in south Georgia this week.

He worked for the Miami Herald newspaper for thirty years.

Now, he travels on his bicycle loaded with everything he needs including the basic weather tracking tools.

He says ever since he covered a plane crash in the Everglades he became captivated by firefighters because of their mindset and work ethic.

"The weather front yesterday, with the clouds, I knew I was making a decision and it was right on the mark," said Minor. "It was delayed yesterday it slowed up. Highway 84 you battle to be safe. It has four lanes."

Fire station's always welcome him.

He showed us a handful of patches fire stations have given him along the way.

He's headed back to Pennsylvania after his stay in Lowndes County.


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