Still touring at 84


There’s a neat story in our local newspaper this morning about Ethel and Steve Marks, a mother-son duo taking a Bike Friday tandem on a tour of Europe. Ethel is 84 years old.

My last job before Bike Friday was working at the local newspaper in Eugene, The Register-Guard.

You might wonder how reporters find stories like this. Or, maybe, that interesting story about you and your adventures.

It’s simple. A lot of newspaper stories come from someone calling up and saying, hey, I’m going to Europe (or crossing the US, or whatever). Reporters are always looking for stories. And news reporters can’t wait to find a feature to do.

So don’t be shy. Make a call. Same for the local TV station. You’ll make their lives a bit easier, and have some fun along the way.


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