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Charity begins on the road

June 27, 2005

such as Missoula, Mont., Rapid City, S.D. and Gettysburg, Pa., so

that Larkins and his family can spend time together.

His parents and sister plan to fly to Washington D.C. to meet him

at the end of the ride.

"I'm so exited," his wife Christine said. "This is a dream he has

had his whole life. We are so proud of him, and we're exited to see

the United States."


Two years ago, Larkins was named a Halo Hero, as part of a program

acknowledging Edison employees who provide volunteer service in the


For the past five years, Larkins has been a volunteer docent with

the Nature Conservancy. In that role, he leads tours into preserved

areas twice a month.

He is also on the Share Mountain Bike board, a trail building and

mountain bike club that works on trails in and around Orange County.

"It's a great group of people," he said. "It's amazing the amount

of work they get done around here."

Despite his hectic schedule, Larkins also finds time to surf with

his son and go camping with his family.

"It's always juggling, but you just do it," he said.

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