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The Resource Slowspoke : a unicyclist's guide to America, Mark Schimmoeller

Slowspoke : a unicyclist's guide to America, Mark Schimmoeller

Label
Slowspoke : a unicyclist's guide to America
Title
Slowspoke
Title remainder
a unicyclist's guide to America
Statement of responsibility
Mark Schimmoeller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'My speedometer says zero,' a Missouri woman said, leaning toward the passenger window of her red Camaro, which she had slowed to a near stop. Unicyclist Mark Schimmoeller was surprised. After all, he had made it from North Carolina, traveling around a thousand miles at this speed. Her message was the same as one he'd received from a Tennessee man yelling at him, 'You ain't going nowhere,' only gentler in tone. He chose to be encouraged. From Missouri, Mark Schimmoeller unicycled on (still going zero) to northern Arizona, exploring these questions of speed, progress, and meaning. Mark was twenty-four then; he is forty-six now, married and living in a small off-the-grid cabin in the Kentucky woods. Slowspoke : a Unicyclist's Guide to America is told from the perspective of the present-day homesteader. The adventures of Schimmoeller's youth are recalled when he encounters the emotional equivalent of a tractor-trailer gust: the news that the beloved old woods near his house is about to be logged and developed. Mark begins an effort to save the woods and as he does so he retreats into stories that buffer him with happy endings. As a young man, his unicycle slowed his pace; now, thinking about it slows time for him, keeps the tall trees standing. As the narrative alternates between past and present, dream and reality, he looks with a fresh gaze at his Kentucky home, with the precise love of someone slated to give a eulogy. People who have gone back to the land or wonder if they could, who have slowed down to experience life at a unicycle's speed or who long to do so, who have fallen in love, who have treasured tall trees or mourned their loss, will find a voice in Slowspoke. Written with poise and humor, Slowspoke is for anyone who still leans against prevailing winds toward a better America and world"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schimmoeller, Mark
Dewey number
917.304/91
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.Z82
LC item number
S36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schimmoeller, Mark
  • Schimmoeller, Mark
  • Schimmoeller, Mark
  • United States
  • Unicycles
  • Cycling
  • United States
  • United States
  • Sustainable living
  • Nature conservation
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • NATURE / Essays
  • HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
  • NATURE / Regional
  • TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
Label
Slowspoke : a unicyclist's guide to America, Mark Schimmoeller
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2013 by Synandra Press, Brooklyn, New York"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
880199573
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781603585903
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014022397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880199573
Label
Slowspoke : a unicyclist's guide to America, Mark Schimmoeller
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2013 by Synandra Press, Brooklyn, New York"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
880199573
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781603585903
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014022397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880199573

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