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Greg O’Connor, above, and Tim O’Connor, left, get many hugs from hundreds of well-wishers after their cross-country ride. Photos by SCOTT PURKS | Special to the Times

Loved ones remained on their mind as they pedaled across America for Alzheimer's

TAMPA At 4 a.m. on June 11, Greg O'Connor, Tim O'Connor and Rob Brown dipped their rear bicycle tires into the Pacific Ocean, lapping on a beach in California. A few minutes later with breaths steaming in 40-degree air, they began pushing through San Francisco and across the Golden Gate Bridge. Only 3,000 miles and …