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Police Officer Thomas Lynett handcuffs Daredevil Mathews to the steering wheel of a Gardner Model 85 before the driver embarks on a five-day drive around Akron on May 28, 1928. (Beacon Journal file photo)
A 1928 newspaper advertisement for Brady Lake Park touts an appearance by Daredevil Mathews during his 120-hour endurance ride in 1928. (Beacon Journal file photo)
Texas cowboy Fred Mathews Jr. rolled through Akron in 1928. (Beacon Journal file photo)
WASHINGTON: It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes.