Somewhere and Nowhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
It's the adventure of Wild, the contemplation of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and the neuroses of Eat, Pray, Love, all on a shoestring budget... and bicycles.
LESSONS OF THE ROAD:
-WORRY DOESN'T HELP.
-JUST WAIT AND SEE.
-LET GO OF THE TRIP YOU THOUGHT YOU'D BE ON.
-BALANCE SELF-IMPROVEMENT WITH SELF-ACCEPTANCE.
When Emily and Mary head west from Cape May, New Jersey, Emily imagines the peace she'll find bicycling across the open spaces of America. With nothing to do all day but ride her bike, life will be simpler... or will it?
Emily battles 14-percent-grade hills, tornado-force winds, and 110 degree heat, waiting for the fun to start. As the women find shelter with everyone from nuns to cowboys, she clings to the best moments. And on the wide open plains, she comes face to face with the noise in her head.
But as she crosses the Mississippi and climbs the Rocky Mountains, she begins to discern patterns: Worries that hound her. Recurring thoughts that impede her happiness. Daydreams that remove her from reality. She discovers a path to transform herself, even as she begins to accept the present moment.
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