Computing Across America, chapter 34 by Steven K. Roberts Austin, Texas June 27, 1984 *Austinfornia: where hippies and capitalism peacefully merge into oneness and bliss. Caron DuFrane Transitions are usually only recognized as such in retrospect, and I was due for one despite having just emerged from my action-packed New Orleans Sabbatical. A phase shift…

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This article by John Schwartz in the Austin American-Statesman stands apart from the rest of the newspaper stories written during the first 10,000 miles… it reads as a feature piece, and was published about a month after I pedaled out of town into west Texas. Local media coverage usually had a sort of ephemeral “geeky guy…

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I have always been amused by this photo in my media binder from the first trip… it looks like I lost a leg! Given that I was occasionally asked if the bike is “something medical,” it fits right in. More seriously, it reminds me of the vigor of my youth, being a human engine day…

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