Their one-way road trip had started the day before when they left their home in San Bernardino for the final time. Paisley was afraid of moving away from the city she grew up in, but not for the same reasons many children her age would be. . So, her social life wasn’t her primary concern when it came time to abandon her home. Instead, she was afraid to leave San Bernardino because she had memorized all the perfect bike routes within a thirty-mile radius. On the other, the fear that their new home would have insufficient routes and roads compared to San Bernardino made her heart bounce awkwardly in her chest like a deflated tire crawling along the blacktop.
Prof. Bruce D. Machart, Thesis Advisor
Dr. Emily Field, Committee Member
Dr. Lee Torda, Committee Member
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Staska, Keziah. (2020). Big Nothing: A Story About Bicycles and the Girls Who Ride Them in the Heart of West Texas. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 449. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/449
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