"This is not a book for the shallow minded or those with too practical a soul. Frosty Wooldridge is deep. Deep and very spiritual -- and it shows. With regard to the sky-high majesty of California's redwoods when bicycling through the Avenue of the Giants, he is profoundly affected (you feel it) and remarks that, "No painting or photograph does them justice. A person cannot 'sense' them through artificial means." And at another point at the end of a particularly arduous day of cycling up and down endless hills with his soulmate Sandi at his side, he rejoices at the prospect of getting to ". . . slip into our tent with great appreciation for still being alive. I get to see another sunrise. I get to hug Sandi."
"In Zen Between Two Bicycle Wheels the reader gets to experience all the agony and ecstasy of travelling through nature "at the perfect speed," "with a comet's tail of memories following you into eternity." We get to see it all clearly, through our mind's eye, because the author's descriptive powers far exceed the limited means afforded through the paintings and photographs mentioned earlier. I thoroughly enjoyed travelling along with Frosty and Sandi. He kept it real. I FELT their journey. And if his observation that most adventures, especially the physical kind, are "10% discovery and 90% drudgery" seems daunting, don't let it be. Most of us plod through life limited to a far worse ratio than that; and he makes that 10% sound glorious, more than worthwhile! If one doesn't try, doesn't strive, that number will sadly slip away to zero. Thanks, Frosty, for steeling our determination to not let that happen!"
-- Frosty Wooldridge
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Frosty Wooldridge, six continent world bicycle traveler, Astoria, Oregon to Bar Harbor, Maine, 4,100 miles, 13 states, Canada, summer 2017, 100,000 feet of climbing: