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Arctic Glass

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Arctic Glass: Six Years of Adventure Stories from Alaska and Beyond is an anthology of thirty-three adventure stories spanning more than six years and places ranging from the frozen Alaska wilderness to the Himalayas of Nepal. Endurance racing, cycling, and self-actualization amid stunning outdoor landscapes are common themes in these compelling vignettes about 'The Advent ...more
Published 2012 by Arctic Glass Press
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Oct 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
There are lots of great sports and activities centered around snow.. but biking? I would have thought this possible under perfect conditions with special tires but that is not what Jill Homer writes about in these essays. I was reminded of an old exchange, only with a twist:
Question: “why climb a mountain… with a bike in the snow?”
Answer: ”because it’s there”
It’s also difficult, painful and dangerous. The “why” question fades as we read through the journey and begin to understand the drive and b
Dec 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Arctic Glass is drawn from Jill Homer's blog about her adventures competing in (mainly) winter biking and running races. Jill is a person who thrives on challenging herself in extreme conditions as well as someone who needs to be outdoors in wide open spaces on a regular basis. Because the chapters consist of blog entries, the book as a whole felt somewhat disjointed. Towards the end it felt like I was reading about the same thing over and over again with the exception of a change of venue or da ...more
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Another great book by Jill. I never tire of hearing of her adventures.
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