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Life Is A Wheel

Love, Death, Etc., and A Bike Ride Across America
Weber, Bruce, 1953- (Book - 2014 )
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"Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of 2011--at the age of fifty-seven. Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the witty and inspiring account of his journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world, in the country, and in his life. The story begins on the Oregon coast with a middle-aged man wondering what he's gotten himself into and ends in triumph on the George Washington Bridge, wondering how soon he might try it again. Part travelogue, part memoir, part paean to the bicycle as a simple and elegant mode of both mobility and self-expression--and part wry and panicky account of a fifty-seven-year-old man's attempt to stave off mortality--Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and entertaining escape for any armchair traveler"--
Authors: Weber, Bruce, 1953-
Statement of Responsibility: Bruce Weber
Title: Life is a wheel
love, death, etc., and a bike ride across America
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Characteristics: vii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: The West. Everything up to the beginning ; The geyser effect ; Billy "Salad" Joseph ; "The horse doesn't think it's a real cow" ; Pie ; Downhill from here ; If I were your father
; Lost in the West ; Nowhere is nowhere
American Gulliver. My war : bike pirates and an armadillo ; The President of the United States
The East, eventually. My country ; Head game ; What if
? ; The wet guy ; Life is an etch a sketch ; Time and distance
An actual thing
Summary: "Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of 2011--at the age of fifty-seven. Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the witty and inspiring account of his journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world, in the country, and in his life. The story begins on the Oregon coast with a middle-aged man wondering what he's gotten himself into and ends in triumph on the George Washington Bridge, wondering how soon he might try it again. Part travelogue, part memoir, part paean to the bicycle as a simple and elegant mode of both mobility and self-expression--and part wry and panicky account of a fifty-seven-year-old man's attempt to stave off mortality--Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and entertaining escape for any armchair traveler"--
Subject Headings: United States Description and travel Weber, Bruce, 1953- Travel United States Cycling United States Cycling Psychological aspects Middle-aged men United States Biography Self-reliance United States Mortality Social aspects United States United States Social life and customs 1971- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. bisacsh TRAVEL / United States / General. bisacsh SPORTS & RECREATION / Cycling. bisacsh
Topical Term: Cycling
Cycling
Middle-aged men
Self-reliance
Mortality
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Personal Memoirs
TRAVEL United States General
SPORTS & RECREATION Cycling
LCCN: 2013040182
ISBN: 9781451695014
1451695012
9781451695038
9781451695021
1451695020
Branch Call Number: 796.6097 W
Research Call Number: IM 14-2488
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