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Man Bikes Crossing Country for A.D.D.

Man Bikes Crossing Country for A.D.D.

Posted - Jun. 24, 2004 at 5:10 p.m.



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John Hollenhorst ReportingA bicyclist pedaled through Salt Lake City today on a cross-country biking trip. That's not so unusual, you might say, but his reasons are out of the ordinary. And his bike? Now there's a story.

Michael Sandler: "The reason I'm doing this ride is to help people understand what it means to have a positive attitude with A.D.D."

Michael Sandler knows about A.D.D., he suffers from it -- Attention Deficit Disorder. That's why he's on the road, from coast to coast, with a side trip to lobby in Washington. He wants America to realize A.D.D. is a big problem, but with a positive attitude, sufferers can make a comeback.

Michael Sandler: “Every single piece of my life I rebuilt, and then I started helping others with it."

Sandler's handlebars are loaded with gizmos -- a GPS to navigate, a cell-phone to communicate, and a mini-laptop to update his website

Michael Sandler: "A camera here, and video camera. And I have internet access on it. In theory I can pump a live video-feed while I ride. But I need to get in touch with AT&T to figure out how to do that."

He even has a gizmo to measure the calories he burns, like yesterday when he pedaled 200 miles.

And you know all that controversy about people distracted by cell-phones while driving? This guy is writing a book on the road.

Michael Sandler: "Yesterday I had some great ideas about helping people with A.D.D. so I actually started typing it up as I was riding."

You can pay closer attention to Michael Sandler's ride by connecting to his website.

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