Biking Across America: My Coast-to-Coast Adventure and the People I Met Along the Way

Biking Across America: My Coast-to-Coast Adventure and the People I Met Along the Way

by Paul Stutzman

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Overview

After Paul Stutzman finished hiking the Appalachian Trail, he found himself longing for another challenge, another adventure. Trading his hiking boots for a bicycle, Paul set off to discover more of America. Starting at Neah Bay, Washington, and ending at Key West, Florida, Paul traversed the 5,000-mile distance between the two farthest points in the contiguous United States. Along the way he encountered nearly every kind of terrain and weather the country had to offer—as well as hundreds of fascinating people whose stories readers will love. Through cold and heat, loneliness and exhaustion, abundance and kindness, Paul pedaled on. His reward—and the readers'—is a glimpse of a noble yet humble America that still exists and inspires.

Anyone who longs for adventure, who loves travel and stories of travel, and who loves this place called America will enjoy this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800721787
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/15/2013
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 311,766
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Paul Stutzman is the author of Hiking Through. A former restaurant manager who left his career after his wife's death from breast cancer, Paul hiked the Appalachian Trail in search of peace, healing, and freedom. He continues to seek out adventure in new ways every day. When he is not hiking or on a cross-country bike ride he makes his home in Berlin, Ohio. Find out more at www.paulstutzman.com.

Table of Contents

1 A New Story 9

2 Five Thousand Miles of Unknowns 17

3 The Road Chosen 27

4 The Emerald Triangle 39

5 Danny 49

6 Caples Lake Caper 59

7 Middlegate Station 73

8 The Peace Train 89

9 Long Night in Utah 101

10 Colorful Colorado 119

11 Heroes and Friends 129

12 Choices on the Road toward Home 143

13 Biking the Bible Belt 159

14 Kudzu, Cotton Fields, and Canines 175

15 Front Porches and Diners 191

16 One Way 201

17 It's about Time 211

Acknowledgments 221

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