The First Big Ride"": A Woman's Journey, by Eloise Hanner, is the story of the first Big Ride across America from Seattle to Washington, D.C., in the summer of 1998. This is not the story of an athletic event so much as it is an inspiration for everyone who sits at a desk and wonders if the time for adventure has passed them by.""
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Eloise Hanner was raised in the small town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. After several years of working in Afghanistan and Kuwait, she was a stockbroker in San Diego for fifteen years. Hanner and her husband, Chuck, recently joined the Peace Corps and spent several months working and living in Paraguay.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
The road ahead was straight and endless. It was exactly the same behind us, an uninterrupted line in a landscape that was flat and empty as far as I could see. I guessed that the horizon was about twenty miles distant. The next pit stop was five miles beyond that. It was already noon, hot, and the wind was coming from the side, which was slowing our progress. I took a long draw off of my water tube and got a mouthful of warm, plastic-flavored water. My handlebar computer was registering 12.4 miles an hour, which put me at least an hour and a half away. It was strange to find myself out here in the middle of nowhere, bicycling across this vast, desolate nothingness. I thought back to the beginning of this odyssey and how it began. The fact is, left to my own devices, I never would have done it. I certainly wouldn’t have noticed the ad in the sports section, or if I had, it would have only been to exclaim about the stupidity of anyone doing such a thing.
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Buchbeschreibung Cumberland House Publishing, Nashville, 2000. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. 1581821441 Fine. First edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BING7996586