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600-Pound Man Will Bike 3,200 Miles Across Country to Save Marriage

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    600-Pound Man Bikes Coast-to-Coast

    A 560-pound man with a blog called "Fat Guy Across America," hopes his 3,200 mile bike ride from Massachusetts to California will help him win his wife back. 

    Eric Hites, 40, was inspired to make the trip while listening to his favorite song, "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," by The Proclaimers.

    I didn't think I could walk 500 miles," Hites told NBC News on Sunday. "But I could ride it."

    Hites started pedaling mid-June from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and hopes to make it to Orange County by the end of the yea. 

    The blogger said he and his wife's relationship is on the mend but he is having fun.

    "I get to lose weight and have fun doing it," Hites said. "It's all about the journey."