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Pain at the Pump? Not a Problem for Times Square Bound Cross-Country Road Trippers

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Native New Yorker Buddy Rosenbaum (71) and fellow adventurer Bob Chase (72) are proving that age, the price at the pump and America's thirst for adventure aren't mutually exclusive.

Four weeks ago the two seniors set out on scooters from San Francisco at the western end of America's first transcontinental road, the Lincoln Highway.

After more than 3400 miles, just $300 in gas, and a new appreciation for our nation's forgotten past, Buddy and Bob are ending their journey where the Lincoln Highway begins -- in Times Square.

Their message? Don't let age keep you from doing the things you love -- and don't let high fuel prices derail your adventures this summer.

Scores of scooter commuters, members of the New York Scooter Club and scooter enthusiasts from around the Tri-state area will be there to welcome them.

10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Welcome at official end of Lincoln Highway, 42nd and Broadway

Why Scooters are Hot:

-- Fuel-efficient scooter sales are soaring -- up 146% for Vespa scooter manufacturer Piaggio during June alone (an all-time U.S. sales record)