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Adventure found on trip from Fairbanks to Key West


Dawn Fossand

After a competition mountain biking accident Matt Pelligrini switched his cycling focus to cross-country trips. Pelligrini spent the weekend in Kimball County, first at Oliver Reservoir and later in Kimball on his way to the southern-most point in Florida from his hometown of Fairbanks.

Matthew Pellegrini, 34, of Fairbanks, Alaska spent last weekend at Oliver Reservoir because of the storm.

He has spent the last five months traveling from his hometown of Fairbanks to the farthest point south in Keywest, Fla.

This may not seem like a big deal, but Pellegrini's trip is projected to take 14 months because he is traveling by bicycle.

Pellegrini said that he has always been somewhat adventurous and his first long trip on his bike took place the year he graduated from high school, in 1992.

His trip started in November of last year when he left Alaska, biked along the Pacific co...

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