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Be brave, be strong : a journey across the Great Divide
First edition.
Publication Information:
Los Altos, California : Arctic Glass Press, 2011, ©2011.
Physical Description:
339 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Jill Homer, a newspaper editor from Alaska, has an outlandish ambition: racing a mountain bike 2,740 miles from Canada to Mexico along the Continental Divide. But in the tradition of best-laid plans, Jill's dream starts to unravel the minute she sets it in motion. An accident on the Iditarod Trail results in serious frostbite. She struggles with painful recovery and growing uncertainties. Then, just two days before their departure, her boyfriend ends their eight-year relationship, dismantling everything Jill thought she knew about life, love and her own identity. "Be brave, be strong: a journey across the Great Divide" is an adventure driven relentlessly forward as foundations crumble. During her record-breaking ride in the 2009 Tour Divide, Jill battles a torrent of anger, self-doubt, fatigue, loneliness, pain, grief, bicycle failures, crashes and violent storms. Each night, she collapses under the crushing effort of this savage new way of life. And every morning, she picks up the pieces and strikes out to find what lies on the other side of the Divide: astonishing beauty, unconditional kindness, and boundless strength"--Page 4 of cover.
Disaster on the Iditarod -- Picking up the pieces -- Nearing an end -- Being led to the flood -- Marin -- The Kokopelli trail -- Indecision -- Banff -- Into the Great Divide -- The first border -- Raising Montana -- Savage side -- Beyond Idaho -- Heart of Wyoming -- The Great Divide Basin -- Kindness -- Turning right -- Untouchable -- Stunner Pass -- After the storm -- The high desert -- Independence Day -- The Gila -- Lonely highway.
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