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Part 2: Bicycling coast to coast across America 2010

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"I swear the world is full of angels," Bob said.

"Man, humans make the most intriguing creatures," I said.

Upon reaching Kingman, Bob, always the intrepid traveler, parted with us as he needed to take care of other commitments back home. Then, on to Route 66 for a trip through memory lane and what a few memories that route provided! Old "57 Chevies, old gas stations with .19 cents for a gallon of gas, with pictures of John Wayne, Jane Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe alias Norma Jean, the Beatles, Dale and Roy Rogers, Everly Brothers, Clint Eastwood and so many more! Amazingly, in 1958, my mom and our family drove an old '53 Chevy from Chicago to Pier 59 in Santa Monica on our way to meet our dad in Hawaii! At the time, this 11 year old did not have any idea that he would be also traveling this same road on a bicycle over 50 years later! Who woulda' thunk it!

In my journal, "Often, as I see this country spinning ever faster, ever more frenetic, I wonder where our "high speed' lives, work and living will lead us. How can we continue on such a pace as to race through our existence? To what end? Makes me wonder."

Thoreau said, "We need the tonic of the wilderness, to wade sometimes in the marsh where the bitten and the meadow hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground."

Part 3: Across Texas and the south!

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Frosty Wooldridge Bio: Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His books (more...)

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If you like Adventure, this ride will take you int... by Frosty Wooldridge on Saturday, Oct 23, 2010 at 7:58:52 AM
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