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Back Bauer

The iconic highway known as Route 66 is a mythic part of America and its car culture—conjuring images of convertibles cruising from Chicago to L.A., as the 1950’s hit song proclaimed. But Wiseman travels at the slower pace of a cyclist—getting her kicks at 17-22 mph.  Spare, imagistic and episodic, these poems invite us to…
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Back Kane

Laura Madeline Wiseman started a bicycle trip on historic Route 66 in January of 2020, just before the pandemic struck. After more than a year of being cooped up in our houses, what could be more fun to read than this contemporary hymn to the American road trip? Take this "timely tip" and check it…
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Back Eno

There’s something meditative about combining activity and nature; whether it’s biking the 5.7 miles to my office or canoeing through the Boundary Waters, I get a distinct sense of adventure and freedom when I disconnect from my technology. It’s similar to what Laura Madeline Wiseman describes in 6 Back-to-Back Centuries on Route 66. Wiseman reminds…
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