Intrepid motorcycle travellers Austin Vince and Lois Pryce take to the roads once again, this time dodging the preachers as they make their way across America on a classic Russian sidecar outfit…
There were six of us at the table, two Brits, three Americans and an Australian. We were discussing ‘the ascent of man’ as the dominant species when Dwight, one of the Americans, said something extraordinary: “Well, I don’t know much about all that stuff but what I do I know is that the way it says in the Bible is good enough for me: Adam, Eve, garden of Eden, yup, I reckon on how that’s what happened.”
There was a moment of silence and then another moment of silence. I knew I had imbibed too much, given that it was still daylight but I wanted to scream and mutter all at once.
Admittedly, the pages of a motorcycle magazine are not traditionally a forum for Creationism vs. Darwinism but here I was, motorcycling on a Ural outfit across the USA and sharing a table under the most convivial of circumstances with someone that I feared may be mentally ill. I got here on three wheels, but how?
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