Washington teen on cross-country unicycle trek stops in Lake City


COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -  Most people have trouble walking and chewing bubble gum.

Silas Sherbourne on the other hand makes riding a unicycle and playing the harmonica look easy.

The 18-year old from just outside Tacoma is unicycling across the country.

He started two weeks ago, dipping his toes into the Pacific Ocean, crossed the Cascades and made it to Spokane for the finale of Hoopfest.

Sherbourne made it to the Lake City in time for the 4th of July.

“It seems like every single time I arrive in one of these big cities there's some kind of celebration, big or small,” Sherbourne said.

Not a bad way to finish an eight to 10 hour ride he embarks on daily.

For Sherbourne, the ride is meditative.

He’s not worried about how long it will take him to get to his final destination of Savannah, Georgia, rather he’ll enjoy the ride and the freedom an 18-year old has after graduating high school.

“Think about what matters to me and think about what I want to do with the rest of my life, well maybe not the rest of my life but at least the coming years,” Sherbourne said.

He’s also riding to support the Adventure Cycling Association, a non-profit that encourages people to travel by bike.

His next stop on the tour is Missoula, Montana.

Sherbourne hopes to be finished with the trek by sometime in the early fall.

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