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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Calera cyclist still rolling at 90

Alex Lachman is not concerned about high gasoline prices. 'The price could go through the roof and it wouldn't bother me a bit,' he said.

That's because the 90-year-old Calera man has always relied on his own power to get him where he wants to go. For years, Lachman and his three-wheeled cycle have been a fixture on the streets of Calera. 'Everybody knows him and everybody's seen him riding his bicycle,' said Bo Parks, manager of the Calera Senior Center. Lachman said he has never owned an automobile. He grew up without them, he said, save for a brief time during his childhood.