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NYC cheers on ‘Fat Guy Across America’ in 3,200-mile trek

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Eric Hites cycles through Times Square on Wednesday, having completed at least 244 miles of his 3,200-mile bike journey.

A massive crowd packed into Times Square on Wednesday to cheer on Eric Hites, the self-proclaimed “Fat Guy Across America.”

Hites, 40, pedaled into the city as part of the across-the-country trek he launched to lose weight and win back his wife.

“This is a little weird,” Hites said, staring at the crowd of onlookers and reporters.

“I know now that I can’t stop because if I do, a lot of people will be disappointed,” he added. “Now it’s kind of their thing and I just gotta ride along with it.”

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The “Fat Guy Across America” cyclist gives the Naked Cowboy a lift at the Crossroads of the World.

NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpiMarcus Santos

Hites and his wife Angie take a moment to rest before continuing their journey to California.

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The Indiana man, who weighed 567 pounds in June when he began his journey in Falmouth, Mass., has since biked at least 244 miles and lost 75 pounds.

He’s still a long way from reaching California — but Hites has already accomplished one of his goals.

His once-estranged wife, Angie Marie, joined his 3,200-mile trek last month.

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