Bicycling! May, 1981


story from BICYCLING! magazine (pdf). This was my first published piece of freelance writing, and I made $100.

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  1. […] I’d say it started with bicycle riding, and the wish to get away from home and see the world when I was still pre-drivers license. Friends and I in Colorado started taking overnight tours into the mountains. The summer I was 15, my parents me let and a buddy do a three-week tour through New England. Later I rode my bike across the country, the summer before college. (An account of the last hour of that trip, in Bicycling, is the first thing I ever published for money. It’s called “Finishing.“) […]

  2. […] first published piece was an essay in Bicycling magazine called “Finishing.” It was a description of the last hour of a coast-to-coast bicycling ride my friend and I […]