Daryl Farmer's Bicycling beyond the Divide: Two Journeys into the West PDF

By Daryl Farmer

ISBN-10: 0803219598

ISBN-13: 9780803219595

ISBN-10: 0803220340

ISBN-13: 9780803220348

On a trip began two decades past, Daryl Farmer, a twenty-year-old two-time university dropout, did what misplaced males have so usually performed during this state: he headed west. 20 years later and seventy kilos heavier, with the yellowing journals from that transformative five-thousand-mile bicycle trek in his pack, Farmer got down to retrace his direction. this can be his tale of pursuing that far-off summer season and that far away dream of domestic, the place house is never-ending area, a roof of huge sky, and a mattress of dry earth. Just because the years altered the guy, so, too, have they altered the West, and Farmer’s moment trip gives a special point of view on those changes—as good as on what lasts. no matter if stuck in a Colorado storm from snow or braving a Yellowstone herd of bison, kayaking with orcas in Puget Sound, buying and selling Ninja strikes with a homeless guy in San Francisco, or getting the lowdown on extraterrestrial beings on Nevada’s Extraterrestrial road, Farmer charts a relocating panorama of individuals and areas. this can be the West the place the flora and fauna and private personality are inextricably associated, and the place one man’s experience into the earlier and current takes us to the guts of that ever-evolving connection. (20080306)

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In an essay from a 1954 issue of Harper’s Magazine, for example, Thomas Hornsby Ferril, who was a member of Denver Chamber of Commerce wrote: “I loathe tourists. ” A Steller’s jay landed on the bush to our left, looked us all three in the 22 Below Freezing eye, and then flew away. At the risk of adding to the list, I ventured a question of my own. Where might a guy set up a tent around here? “You could set it right there,” said the first man, pointing to a flat patch of high grass behind some bushes at the edge of the golf course.

I kept pedaling, refusing to hitch but hoping someone would stop, offer me a ride. No one did. Probably looked like I was having too much fun. I wouldn’t know. I couldn’t see. At long last I arrived at an exit. Wamsutter was a weather-beaten town at the edge of Wyoming’s Red Desert. A scrawny man wearing a greasy ball cap was walking toward the truck stop door when suddenly arose a large gust of wind, and the man whirled a pirouette, just quick enough to snatch his now airborne cap from the air.

I shrugged. Inside my numb hands wrapped around a coffee cup; an elderly woman with crooked teeth looked across the aisle at me. “Hell,” she said. “What this is. ” I wasn’t convinced of her theology. I didn’t think Wyoming was hell—I just thought the devil kept his wind in cold storage there. Truckers were grumbling. “Can’t even keep my rig between the lines,” said one. Not a happy thought for a guy on a bicycle. I spent the morning sitting at that truck stop drinking coffee until I finally felt warm again.

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