Paul Dorr of Rockland, with his teammate Clint Valentine of Mansfield, Mass., have reached the Continental Divide and were in Datil, N.M., on March 6, bicycling across the country to San Diego in an effort to raise funds for breast cancer research.

The bicyclists were treated to a warm welcome at the Mary Mac Cafe in Datil, elevation 7,500 feet.

Earlier this winter, The Natchez Democrat in Mississippi reported that Dorr and Valentine had reached Natchez on Feb. 1. They are making the haul across the country on bikes to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The two, a cook and a schooner deckhand, are raising funds in honor of Dorr’s mother. The reporter for The Natchez Democrat, Hannah Reel, got a telling photograph of the men, appearing hale and hearty after almost three months on the road. They both haul small trailers behind their bikes. Dorr told Reel that every day for the two is a history lesson as they wind through America.

In Datil, Parker Fillion of the Mary Mac Cafe took another photo of the two with the San Augustin Plains in the background. The bicyclists left Rockland on Oct. 29 and expect to arrive in San Diego within the next two weeks.

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