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By Paul Stutzman

Discover the guts of the USA in this life-changing, cross-country motorcycle adventure

After Paul Stutzman comprehensive mountaineering the whole Appalachian path, he stumbled on himself eager for one other problem. buying and selling his climbing boots for a bicycle, Paul trigger to find extra of the United States.

Starting at Neah Bay, Washington, and finishing at Key West, Florida, Paul traversed the five-thousand-mile distance among the 2 farthest issues within the contiguous usa. alongside the way in which he encountered approximately all types of terrain and climate the rustic needed to offer--as good as thousands of attention-grabbing those that characterize the demanding situations and triumphs of the whole state. via chilly and warmth, loneliness and exhaustion, abundance and kindness, Paul pedaled on. His reward--and yours--is a glimpse of an awesome kingdom that conjures up us all.

If you lengthy for event, like to meet new humans, and love this position referred to as the United States, prepare for the experience of your life.

Paul Stutzman is the writer of Hiking Through. A former eating place supervisor who left his profession after his wife's dying from breast melanoma, Paul hiked the Appalachian path looking for peace, therapeutic, and freedom. He maintains to search out experience in new methods on a daily basis. while he isn't mountain climbing or on a cross-country motorcycle experience he makes his domestic in Ohio. discover extra at www.paulstutzman.com.

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New places did not stop me as they had earlier. All my new places by now were new. That second day, Wednesday, I walked down the rise from the housing project further into the city, keeping to Lincoln Avenue like a thread raveling out behind me so that I would know my way back. In fifteen long blocks I came to a schoolyard where boys were playing, throwing a basketball up against the wall to where a hoop should be, but there was none. They passed off, drove hard for the basket, hooked or leaped up for arching one-handers and scored or did not score by measurements or agreements of their own.

He leans heavily on the horn of the truck, beats on it a fierce tattoo; even as we drive after it, the sound sweeps wailing past us, away. The sound sweeps across the Page 3 desert, blows through the sage, snaps the tumbleweed off at its fragile axil stem to send it rolling in the current. The horn blares across the desert across to the sharp Tetons. The ruminating elk pause, the twitching voles. What is coming on the wind? What does the brazen clarion foretell? Caught in the scarps and canyons of the Tetons, the horn rebounds and amplifies itself, shattering the last ice-sheathed aspen in the deepest sunless dells and then roars starward.

I watched carefully for nearly an hour, coming closer, until I was noticed. " the tallest boy asked me. " "I don't know how," I said. " "It's easy," he said. " He pushed the ball at me very hard and it bounced painfully off of my fingers. I picked the ball up. "Shoot," he commanded. I lofted the ball as best I could to where the basket should have been. "Terrific," he shouted. "Great shot. " So we began. But with or without a true hoop, I could not play with them. They were too large and fast for me, but more: they were playing a different game, different even from the imaginary game I had watched.

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