The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, October 07, 1981, Page 10, Image 10

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    Coyne finds passion in biking Europe
By Wanda Percival
Of the Print
Ed Coyne is a city boy
[who had travelled but never
camped out until this summer
when' he loaded up his bike
and spent five weeks riding in
Ideas for the trip came
through the colleges foreign
Magdalena Ladd, who had a
group offer through her. French
class to travel in Europe.
“However, they needed
$3,000 a head,” said Coyne, a
business major, “and that was
too much.”
Philadelphia, Coyne left home
at 18 to join the Navy where he
gained exposure in foreign
countries. Twenty-seven year
old Coyne has since become a
well-travelled man, having
been through 48 countries and
20 states. His return trips to
Europe consisted of hitchhiking
through England and Ireland in
1973 and taking a British Rail
in 1974.
So Coyne, still wanting to
travel, had his Pugeot bike
over-hauled and made one dry
run to Lincoln City the week
before he was scheduled to
leave Oregon.
' '
The following week he
drove to Philadelphia to visit
his family and from there wnt
to New York and flew to
Upon his arrival in
England, Coyne met with a
friend from the East Coast,
who introduced him to the
village of Winkfield, a level-
grounded area in England
suitable for starting a bike tour.
The following day Coyne
went to Winchester, Salisbury
and Bath, enroute to Wales.
“Those three places are worth
Although, the trip into Wales
was nice, Coyne said he
wouldn’t recommend going to
Wales. It’s wet,, windy and hil­
ly. “A bikers worst two enemies
are wind and rain. But, he add­
ed, “the people were friendly
From Penbrook, Wales,
Coyne boarded a ferry to Cork,
Ireland. He headed directly for
eastern Ireland where he met a
group of Australians with
whom he biked an later
camped with that night.
The next morning Coyne
parted with the Australians and
rode into County Offley, thé
center of Ireland where he met
some of the “friendliest Irish”
who took him to the pub,
Cloghan, and offered to let him
pitch his tent in their yard. That
night, his new Irish friends tool
him to a dance after which th!
fed him and offered a sleep«
place in their home.
The next day he rode I
Ros Common, where I
father’s family resides. “Th
didn’t know I was coming
said Coyne, “but they put n
up for the night.”
Soon Coyne headed!
the coast. “That was ■
longest day trip,” said Coynl
“I rode about lOOmies. 11
ground was fairly flat and it vl
the most beautiful country!
Sullivan anticipates seat at top five in state for runners
Marco Gutirrez, four-time
Clackamas Community
according to Sullivan are also
College men’s cross country national champion from Col­ contributing their efforts.
coach, Kelly Sullivan an­ umbia, South America is an
Macey placed seventh in
ticipates a prosperous season added strength to the Cougar CCC’s first two events, running
of his state champion squad along with Tony Macey, against University of Portland
two-time state champion and and University of Oregon.
“The whole team is High School All-American of
Vance Blow was also an
outstanding runners from top Nevada. Lynn Purdue and Bob outstanding contestant in these
to bottom,” Sullivan . said.
two meets, placing second out
“They have the potential to be from Oregon and Vance Blow, of 63 runners at U. of P. and
national contenders.”
CCC’s “top man right now,” taking fifth at U. of O. with
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times ot 23:47.3 in 4.75 miles
Sullivan said, “Our mail!
and 31:06.1 in a 6.2 mile objective is to be in the top five]
in the state, and the jcing oi
the cake would be anything!
Blow is doing “really above that. I was a lot more
well”, Sullivan said. “He’s run- choosey this year when I
ning a minute faster than last recruited, and I think I got 99
year on everything.”
percent of the kids that I
Dave Walsh, a high school ’ wanted?’
graduate of Canyon County,
Sullivan has high hopes!
California “is another pleasant for hfe crew and saVs’ “they’ll
surprise,” said Sullivan.
a bin group. I’m really en|
Clackamas Community College