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In “Desert Solitaire”, Edward Abbey notes:
“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles. Better to idle through one park in two weeks than try to race through a dozen in the same amount of time. Those who are familiar with both modes of travel know from experience that this is true; the rest have only to make the experiment to discover the same truth for themselves.”
Category Archives: on the road
The Great 8 Affair: A Riding-the-Interstate Love Story.
I have a confession. I am in love with the number eight. Right now some of you are shouting whatever at your screen about me and the number seven. I have to wonder why you shout at the robot runs … Continue reading
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Day 3. 189 Miles. Enter Sand, Man.
If you’re just coming in and were not yet aware, three is the magic number. I promised wild UFO shit and stopped at three of the five stations and donated a quarter. Pretty weird stuff here gang. No poop. No … Continue reading
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Day 2. 104 Miles. Winding Up.
Just listen to the wind blow. Let it blow. Let it blow. Sand over my trail. Got my saddle on the ground and that ol moon can still be found high in the desert sky. A little bit of my … Continue reading