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Man, 75, commutes on unicycle for birthday

Aug. 22, 2012 at 4:16 PM

MAITLAND, Fla., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A Florida dentist celebrated his 75th birthday by riding his unicycle 5.1 miles from his home to his office.

James Rawlins said he wanted to do "something special" to mark his birthday Tuesday, so he rode his unicycle from his Maitland home to his office in Longwood at about 5 mph, the Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday.

Rawlins, who began riding the unicycle about nine years ago, said he had to stop every few hundred feet during his Tuesday trek when he lost his momentum, bringing the total time of his commute to about an hour and 15 minutes.

"He likes to do different things," said Rawlins' wife of 40 years, Nicole. "He love challenges."

The dentist said he may consider repeating his feat.

"When I'm 80, I may ride it again," he said.

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