Born to Run: by Christopher McDougall

Born to Run: by Christopher McDougall

Author:Christopher McDougall [McDougall, Christopher]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: Adventure, Travel, Social Science, Mexico, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Sports, Sports & Recreation, Special Interest, Cultural
ISBN: 9780307266309
Publisher: Random House of Canada
Published: 2009-05-05T03:45:50+00:00


WE WHEEZED into Creel well after nightfall, the bus shuddering to a stop with a hiss from the brakes like a sigh of relief. Outside the window, I spotted Caballo’s ghostly old straw hat bobbing toward us through the dark.

I couldn’t believe how smoothly we’d crossed the Chihuahua desert. Ordinarily, the odds of getting across the border and catching four buses in a row without one of them breaking down or chugging in a half-day late were on a par with beating a Tijuana slot machine. On just about any trip through Chihuahua, someone is sure to have to console you with the local motto: “Nothing works out according to plan, but it always works out.” But this plan, so far, was turning out to be foolproof, booze-proof, and cartel-proof.

Of course, that was before Caballo met Barefoot Ted.


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