Spokes People

“It’s the first time in days they have opened their mouths to speak their native tongue. When had they last encountered a fellow traveler on two wheels? Each ogles the other’s bicycle—two wildly different animals beneath the same desert dust. The strangers introduce themselves.” Leon had been riding west for 309 days. Noel had headed east for 176. Their meeting in the desert was a small miracle. (They felt how many of us will feel when we can hang out together again!)

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