During the summer season and fall of 2011, Bruce Weber, an obituary author for The New York Times, bicycled around the state, on my own, and wrote approximately it because it opened up. Life Is a Wheel is the witty, inspiring, and reflective diary of his trip, during which the demanding situations and rewards of self-reliance and strenuous actual attempt yield wry and incisive observations approximately biking and the USA, let alone the pleasures of a three-thousand-calorie breakfast.
The tale starts off at the Oregon coast, with Weber considering what he’s gotten himself into, and leads to triumph on long island City’s George Washington Bridge. From Going-to-the-Sun street within the northern Rockies to the headwaters of the Mississippi and during the cityscapes of Chicago and Pittsburgh, his encounters with humans and areas offer us with an intimate, two-wheeled point of view of the US. And with hundreds of thousands of miles to trip, Weber considers his earlier, his relations, and the echo well-lived lifestyles leaves behind.
Part travelogue, half memoir, half romance, half paean to the bicycle—and half bemused and panicky account of a middle-aged man’s try and stave off, good, you know—Life Is a Wheel is “a publication for cyclists, and for someone who has ever dreamed of such transcontinental travels. however it additionally should still turn out enlightening, soul-stirring, even, to those that don’t care a whit approximately motorcycles yet who care concerning the manner humans attach” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
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