Chapter 2: David and Frosty's Excellent Adventure–Bicycling the Continental Divide

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Feature Article by Frosty Wooldridge
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."  The Hobbit–J.R.R Tolkien

"The first time I set out to bicycle across America over 40 years ago, teaching colleagues said that I was crazy, I would get killed, I faced a terrible fate.  They also said that to Captain Cook, Nelly Bly, Sally Ride, Edmund Hillary, John Muir, Jack London, Neil Armstrong, Amelia Earhart, Junko Tabei, Simone Biles, Gertrude Belle and too many more to list.

"There's no question, a cyclist faces the daily danger of a car or truck running over them.  Even with my flags, flashing strobes and bright clothing, I face danger.  Yet, I find that the risks of adventure supersede comfort, security and redundant daily life. You may always remain safe by staying home, but you will never open your tent flaps to see Mt. Everest
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