David Freeze to sign book about Route 66 trip on Friday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 16, 2016

“Highway to History: A Cycling Adventure on Route 66,” is David Freeze’s new book about his latest cycling adventure.

More than a collection of the columns that were published in the Salisbury Post, Freeze goes into detail about his route, the sights he saw and the people he met. He talks about the blistering heat of a trip out west in the summer of 2016, about his health concerns and how he prepared for a healthy, enjoyable trip.

The highest temperature he encountered was a whopping 117 degrees. He spent at least five days pedaling 100-plus miles and crossed the Mojave Desert.

He took a brief tour of the Grand Canyon, saw the Blue Whale, Cadillac Ranch and more.

He successfully navigated the streets of Los Angeles, the steep hills of the West and the bumpy, almost-forgotten patches of Route 66.

He writes that this trip has been the most special so far. He is already planning a trip for the summer of 2017, trying to visit the northern tier of states and finally seeing all of the Great Lakes.

He enjoys the simplicity of traveling light and planning — or not planning — his journey to get the most out of it.

Post staffers Andy Mooney, Jon Lakey and former Post staffer Scott Jenkins helped edit and design Freeze’s book.

Freeze will sign books at South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., on Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.