By Mark Schimmoeller
Why a unicycle? Why a cross-country journey? Why depart a popular ny journal and go back to the straightforward lifestyles in Kentucky?
Reminiscent of vintage literary travelogues, Mark Schimmoeller’s Slowspoke: A Unicyclist’s advisor to America takes readers on an inward, emotional trip as he inches throughout landscapes and groups from North Carolina to Arizona.
Schimmoeller grew to become encouraged via his unicycle as an adolescent. It taught him that rushing—whether down the driveway or towards adulthood—would reason a fall, and so, rather than accepting the dashing, directly line that de-fines glossy American existence, he followed his unmarried wheel’s wayward rhythms.
Written with poise and humor, Slowspoke is greater than a cross-country journey on a unicycle; it’s a meditation on a playful, recalcitrant slowness that's more and more infrequent in a tradition enthusiastic about acceleration. from time to time ach-ing and different instances cheerful, Schimmoeller intersperses reminiscences of his trip with vignettes of his present-day, off-the-grid homesteading along with his spouse in Kentucky and their efforts to save lots of an old-growth forest.
Schimmoeller’s own trip will resonate with somebody who has bogged down to event existence at a unicycle’s pace or who longs to take action, who has fallen in love or hunted for it, or who has precious tall timber or mourned their loss.
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