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One Mile at a Time: Cycling through Loss to Renewal
by Dwight Smith
This story of one man's healing solo bicycle journey, 13,784 miles around the perimeter of the U.S., is both amazing and inspiring.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 2nd 2004 by Fulcrum Publishing
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A record of traveling the entire perimeter of the U.S. by bike in 1984, full of bits about lessons learned on the trail and the realities of meeting people in small towns throughout the way. While the author clearly has some judgmental tendencies to work through, it's interesting to see how many people assume he needs to travel with a gun to be safe - completely contrary to the actual experience, where stranger after stranger pay for a meal, invite him to their homes for a night's sleep in a war ...more