Reno's Max McManus still riding strong

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Updated: 8/04/2011 10:42 am
RENO, Nevada - Reno's Max McManus is still battling single lanes, 95-100 degree temperatures and giant trucks on his journey to Ground Zero.

Thursday, he's passing through Idaho, on his way to state #11 - Washington. McManus says he's thankful for the friends and strangers both who are cheering him on and supporting his cause.

McManus is on the road to raise money for fallen soldiers and those affected by the 9-11 terrorist attacks. He took off from the Reno Airport early on Saturday, July 23. His mission is to make it to New York City by 9-11-11. 

I had the chance to Skype with McManus. He told me it's tough to concentrate mentally, not to mention the physical aspect. The ride is treacherous for the Reno biker, as he cruises over foreign roads, Interstate Highways and dodges road debris.

"These weird roads that I'm on and having dangerous situations that I'm encountering literally every 15 seconds is probably the part that's most challenging," McManus said.

McManus is keeping all of his supporters in mind, as well as the military members who make daily sacrifices. 

He hopes to raise about $3.1 million and donate all of the money to the 9-11 HelpAmerica Foundation. Stay with News 4 as we continue to follow Max along his incredible journey.
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