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Child and dad finding time to bicycle across U.S.


Shepherd Colver pumps toward Grand Coulee on SR-17 in Douglas County.

At 40, he thought he'd left his cross-country bicycling days in his 20s. Then his 6-year-old shared a dream.

James Colver and his son Shepherd, now 7, are bicycling across the country, from Anacortes, Washington, to New York City.

If they make it, says James, Shepherd will be the youngest person ever to cross the United States by bicycle.

Last weekend they visited the Grand Coulee Dam area.

James, now a mechanical contractor from Kenmore, Washington, had toured professionally in his 20s, getting paid with sponsorships that financed cycling for causes or products.

Then life happened, as it...

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