An 80-year-old cyclist who lost more than 130 pounds to get fit was brought onto the KHTS AM 1220’s Wednesday weekly show “The Senior Hour” hosted by Dr. Gene Dorio and Barbara Cochran.
Lehman Eaton, also known as Lee, of Granada Hills, came on the show to talk about leading a cycling group in the Santa Clarita Valley and his journey to fitness.
“He is a very good person as far as making sure everybody gets out. He watches out for us, makes sure that we all stay together and nobody gets left out,” said Barbara Koehler, a fellow cyclist. “I’d say without him we wouldn’t have the group that we have now. He’s the one that’s been instrumental in keeping it going. If it wasn’t for him, we’d probably all be home watching TV today.”
Eaton turned 80-years-old on Saturday where many of his family and cycling friends came out to celebrate.
“He was overweight some and so he decided to lose the weight and decided a sport that wouldn’t be bad on the joints. He really gets into it. He’s learned a lot about the sport. He takes on anything first, studies it, learns it and then he’ll get the equipment for it,” said Kris Baader, Eaton’s daughter. “He really has a lively life right now, very vivacious guy and nothing held him back.”
“The Senior Hour” airs every Wednesday on KHTS AM 1220 from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.