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The Resource The road headed west : a 6,000-mile cycling odyssey through North America, Leon McCarron

The road headed west : a 6,000-mile cycling odyssey through North America, Leon McCarron

Label
The road headed west : a 6,000-mile cycling odyssey through North America
Title
The road headed west
Title remainder
a 6,000-mile cycling odyssey through North America
Statement of responsibility
Leon McCarron
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Terrified of the prospect of a life spent behind a desk, without challenge or excitement, Leon takes off to cross America on an overloaded bicycle packed with everything but common sense. Over five months and 6000 miles, he cycled from New York to Seattle and then on to the Mexican border, facing tornados, swollen river crossings, wild roaming buffalo and one hungry black bear along the way. But he also met kind strangers, who offered their food, wisdom, hospitality and even the occasional local history lesson, and learned what happens when you take a chance and follow the scent of adventure. With a sharp eye and a genuine go-where-the-wind-takes-me attitude, McCarron makes for an ideal guide on this cycling adventure. He passes through small towns, rolls up and flies down the winding roads of the Blacks Hills is taken in and fed by strangers, all on a quest to discover the 'real' America, and in the process, learn a little about himself. Funny, insightful, and full of life, The Road Headed West will inspire readers to chase their dreams and go off in search of adventure"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
917.3
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.Z83
LC item number
M373 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The road headed west : a 6,000-mile cycling odyssey through North America, Leon McCarron
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's Note -- Prologue -- Map -- Part One: Beginnings -- The Leaving of It All -- Melancholy -- New York Blues -- Wanderlust -- The Plan -- Bridge to the Other Side -- The Empire State -- Mon-Tah-Sell-Oh -- A Man's Best Friend -- An Irishman Abroad -- Monsters -- Friends and Miles -- Susie from the Solomon Islands -- The Falls -- O Canada -- Down in the Dumps -- The Seat by the Door -- The Great Lakes State -- Handsome Jack -- Part Two: The Middle -- The Badger State -- The Hawkeye State -- Between a Rock and a Hard Place -- The Morning After the Night Before -- Boxcar Hobo -- The Mount Rushmore State -- Where Nobody Knows My Name -- A Million Miles of Cycling -- Kindred Spirits -- To Share the Road -- A Change in Scenery -- "Three Million?" -- Transitions -- A Work That's Open to the Sky -- Part Three: Into the Mountains -- The Cowboy State -- Higher Than the Clouds -- Buffalo Bill Country -- Riding Across a Supervolcano -- The Treasure State -- Drifting -- A River Runs Through It -- Idaho and Washington -- The Final Hurdle -- Part Four: South -- Seattle -- One Step North, Two Steps South -- South -- Keep Portland Weird -- To Sleep in the Trees -- My Witness Is the Empty Sky -- The Golden State -- Carried Away -- The Land of Milk and Honey -- The End of the Beginning -- Epilogue -- Cycle Touring : A How-to of Bicycle Travel -- Additional Resources -- My Kit List -- About the Author
Control code
1614141
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781632206442
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015019055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1614141
  • (Sirsi) 1614141
  • (OCoLC)890181229
Label
The road headed west : a 6,000-mile cycling odyssey through North America, Leon McCarron
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's Note -- Prologue -- Map -- Part One: Beginnings -- The Leaving of It All -- Melancholy -- New York Blues -- Wanderlust -- The Plan -- Bridge to the Other Side -- The Empire State -- Mon-Tah-Sell-Oh -- A Man's Best Friend -- An Irishman Abroad -- Monsters -- Friends and Miles -- Susie from the Solomon Islands -- The Falls -- O Canada -- Down in the Dumps -- The Seat by the Door -- The Great Lakes State -- Handsome Jack -- Part Two: The Middle -- The Badger State -- The Hawkeye State -- Between a Rock and a Hard Place -- The Morning After the Night Before -- Boxcar Hobo -- The Mount Rushmore State -- Where Nobody Knows My Name -- A Million Miles of Cycling -- Kindred Spirits -- To Share the Road -- A Change in Scenery -- "Three Million?" -- Transitions -- A Work That's Open to the Sky -- Part Three: Into the Mountains -- The Cowboy State -- Higher Than the Clouds -- Buffalo Bill Country -- Riding Across a Supervolcano -- The Treasure State -- Drifting -- A River Runs Through It -- Idaho and Washington -- The Final Hurdle -- Part Four: South -- Seattle -- One Step North, Two Steps South -- South -- Keep Portland Weird -- To Sleep in the Trees -- My Witness Is the Empty Sky -- The Golden State -- Carried Away -- The Land of Milk and Honey -- The End of the Beginning -- Epilogue -- Cycle Touring : A How-to of Bicycle Travel -- Additional Resources -- My Kit List -- About the Author
Control code
1614141
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781632206442
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015019055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1614141
  • (Sirsi) 1614141
  • (OCoLC)890181229

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