Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America

By Brian Benson

Brian has one million imprecise lifestyles plans yet 0 feel of path. So while he meets Rachel, a self-possessed girl who daydreams of bicycling around the States, he comes to a decision to keep on with her anyplace she'll take him. Brian and Rachel quickly embark on a trip from northern Wisconsin to someplace West, infatuated with the promise of event and every different. yet because the pair development from the Northwoods into the awful western plains, they start to find the messy realities of lifestyles at the street. Mile by way of mile, they cope with cruel winds and brutal warmth, damaged motorcycles and our bodies, one another and themselves—and the looming query of what comes subsequent. informed in a voice "as hilarious because it is smart" (Cheryl Strayed), Going Somewhere is a candid story of the fight to maneuver ahead.

Show description

Quick preview of Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America PDF

Similar Biography books

Inventing George Washington: America's Founder, in Myth and Memory

“Lengel’s Washington is the archetypal American soldier—an beginner citizen in fingers who struggles to profit an unexpected and important craft at the activity. .. .Outstanding. ” —Publishers Weekly (starred evaluation) at the excellent StruggleEditor-in-Chief of the Washington Papers undertaking  Edward G. Lengel can provide an enjoyable and erudite historical past of America's Founding Father.

The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy

“[A] testomony to an exceptional spirit, a girl who lived in terrifying proximity to at least one of the best writers of all time, and who understood precisely the excessive expense she must pay for this privilege. ” —Jay Parini, writer of The final Station Translated via Cathy Porter and with an creation through Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing, The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy chronicles in amazing aspect the diarist’s outstanding marriage to the mythical guy of letters, count number Leo Tolstoy, writer of struggle and Peace and Anna Karenina.

Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors

A Wildly humorous and Shockingly real Compendium of the undesirable Boys (and ladies) of Western Literature
<b></b>
Rock stars, rappers, and actors haven't constantly had a monopoly on misbehaving. there has been a time whilst authors fought with either phrases and fists, a time whilst poets have been those dwelling quick and loss of life younger. This witty, insightful, and wildly unique narrative profiles the literary greats who wrote generation-defining classics such as The nice Gatsby and On the line whereas residing and loving like hedonistic rock icons, who have been as more likely to cross on epic benders as they have been to hit the bestseller lists.  Literary Rogues turns again the clock to think about those historic (and, from time to time, dwelling) legends, together with Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Hunter S. Thompson, and Bret Easton Ellis. Brimming with attention-grabbing research, Literary Rogues is half nostalgia, half literary research, and a unconditionally raucous get together of fantastic writers and their sometimes bothered legacies.

The Wild Truth: The Untold Story of Sibling Survival

The spellbinding tale of Chris McCandless, who gave away his discounts, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the barren region by myself, and starved to dying in 1992, interested now not just New York Times bestselling writer Jon Krakauer, but additionally the remainder of the country. Krakauer's book,Into the Wild, became a global bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational movie by means of an identical identify extra skyrocketed Chris McCandless to international repute.

Extra resources for Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America

Show sample text content

Rachel had snuck up beside me back. “Wanna play twenty questions? ” “Okay,” I heard myself say. It took me a second to get into it, and out of my head, yet quickly adequate i used to be pondering no longer of 11 or fourteen yet of “is it fit for human consumption? ” I beautiful quick guessed Rachel’s subject—Nutty Bars—and she in flip received my Lake better with a number of inquiries to spare, and after a number of extra rounds, we switched to this video game the place one among us may identify a urban and the opposite could come again with one other urban whose identify begun with the final letter of the single simply named.

She became again to Andrew. “Right? ” He regarded us over, pursing his lips and squinting, as though trying to find facts. Then he sat again and folded his palms. “Yep, they’re fresh. ” similar to that, where was once ours. And as though the home wasn’t sufficient, Jennifer provided to depart the keys to their truck, so I wouldn’t need to motorbike to the health center. i used to be struck by means of their belief, via how simply they provided their house, by way of how a lot that they had to provide. I marveled on the half-dozen guitars and banjos and mandolins, the jam-packed spice rack, the teeming bookshelves, the half-finished advertisement kitchen the place they’d do their lacto-ferma-fuck-if-I-could-remember.

Again in Whitefish, we’d known as Galen and at last made plans to fulfill. In 4 days, we have been to be in Moscow, Idaho, a few 252 miles to the southwest. Even with out a northerly dogleg, we’d have to push it to reach on time. close to the intersection used to be a relaxation region with bogs and a pavilion break up into 4 walls, each one with its personal picnic desk. Rachel desired to camp there, as the mild used to be dusky, and it were this kind of great day, and why take probabilities? i needed to press on, as the mild was once dusky, and it have been this kind of great day, so let’s take percentages.

Probably what i needed, quite, used to be to maintain relocating, perpetually, with the intention to stay away from comparisons with Anna and Galen and everybody else who doing greater, extra precious issues. I truthfully didn’t recognize. Rachel stirred beside me, and that i rolled over. Her eyelids have been nonetheless stuttering, her hand mendacity the place I’d left it. back I took carry and waited for her to wake. • • •  We have been aiming to experience 100 miles that day—Rachel had made plans to fulfill a few associates at a park close to Walla Walla—so we have been at the circulation via 8, pedaling west on a separated motorcycle course that minimize immediately throughout the Palouse.

Then the bookshelf. Closed my eyes. those 4 days in Moscow were sufficient to ring a bell in me that i used to be incapable of ignoring the existential historical past noise. might be what i needed, rather, was once to maintain relocating, ceaselessly, in order to stay away from comparisons with Anna and Galen and everybody else who looked to be doing higher, extra priceless issues. I in truth didn’t recognize. Rachel stirred beside me, and that i rolled over. Her eyelids have been nonetheless stuttering, her hand mendacity the place I’d left it. back I took carry and waited for her to wake.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.48 of 5 – based on 10 votes