An Ohio man is riding his big unicycle 3,000 miles from San Diego to St. Augustine in hopes of raising awareness of the disease that killed his father back in the 1990s, and ultimately hoping to inspire donations for its continued research. David White’s father died at the age of 63 of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also referred to as ALS.
Having reached the age of 58 himself now, White embarked on his trip in March of this year after retiring from a 34-year career as a juvenile probation officer. He has rough 400 more miles to go and travels an average of 45 miles a day right now. His top recorded speed is 19 miles an hour, but he usually travels at an average of around 12 mph. He expects to reach St. Augustine in a little more than a week if the weather, his stamina and his pace all hold steady.