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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.”
Tag Archives: open road
Day 13. 763 Miles. Feen.
Shaving removes 10 years off my reflected appearance in the mirror. Not that I’ve been around many mirrors the last couples weeks. More Muir then mirror, fa sho. Riding removes about 12 pounds from my body. I’d like to keep … Continue reading
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Day 1. 44 Miles. Primer Primitive.
It’s that moment when we’re all called to question our true moral compass. Our primitive instinct to do what is right becomes stressed. It’s a true test of one’s sensibilities and dexterity as a sentient living being on planet earth. … Continue reading
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Day 46. 2,926 Miles. Develop Mental.
Morning coffee from an airstream with cousin Tony. Dr G as the student at UCF apparently call him. He’s a professional media megaman. He’s studying and writing about the political implications of the Purge movies. I’ve only seen the one … Continue reading
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