• New from West Goshen University Press

    Proto-Cycology II: Chasing the Falcon

    On Sale May 15th 2024

     

     

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    Proto-Cycology II

    Chasing the Falcon

     

    story by Angus Chaney

    art by Ethan Nelson

     

    Setting of the Stage

     

    Nearly ten summers have wheeled round since Eben’s clumsy sacrifice on the cliffs and the malodorous perishment of Raymond’s prize pumpkin, El Semental. With endless vigor, Young Warner Dubois perfects his woodcraft and pelting. Jeannie De Fay and her cliff maidens have departed the glades near the gap to pursue some noble mission or atrocity deeper in the wild forest...

     

    More Legendary Tales

    from the Mountain Bike Clans

    of Central Vermont 

     

    Published in Forest Dale, Vermont

    by MediaCoup / West Goshen University Press

    ISBN: 978-1-7360007-2-4

    Paperback - 220 pages / $25

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    Proto-Cycology

    Creation Myths for the Apocalypse

    story by Angus Chaney

    art by Ethan Nelson

     

    The O.G.

     

    An ethnographic study of the mountain bike clans of Central Vermont. Tall tales, ancient and modern, fully-illustrated for your enjoyment. A delightful picaresque for uncertain times.

     

    “Bravo! A Tour-de-Forest! This is a funny, endearing-as-hell, post-apocalyptic grown-up fairy tale for mountain bikers and the people who love them. The illustrations are the cherry on top. Much praise to the stodgy editorial board of West Goshen University Press for green-lighting this little gem!”
    - Five Stars - Dan Brett

     

    “Bill McKibben meets Mad Max. This is a humorous account of a post-apocalyptic, mountain bike-worshipping society living in the hill towns of south central Vermont.”
    - Five Stars - Jacob Reibel

     

    Published in Forest Dale, Vermont

    by MediaCoup / West Goshen University Press

    ISBN: 978-1-7360007-0-0

    Paperback - 144 pages / $20

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    Proto-Cycology

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    Angus Chaney, storyteller, is adjunct faculty in the Classical Studies department at West Goshen University. ...Or may have been at one time. That bit’s unclear, perhaps unimportant. After two decades’ anthropological research, living and riding among the notoriously inaccessible and fractious cycling tribes of the Green Mountains, he published his groundbreaking primary ethnography: Proto-Cycology: Creation Myths for the Apocalypse. Hailed as one of Central Vermont’s foremost authorities on mountain biking mythology,* Angus rejects most of the pretense of academia, preferring swimming, hiking, mountain biking and roughhousing in the hills of West Goshen. All in the same day if need be.

     

    Ethan Nelson, illustrator, can be found flinging ink and paint at various surfaces around Brandon, Vermont. Current collaborations beyond the Protoverse include the Brothers Dilphenstein, murals, park benches, and mini-golf courses. He grows heavy pumpkins and tall sunflowers for sport, and enjoys riding local trails on his 29” hardtail. He is currently looking for a good deal—with low financing—on a Kubota BX ...and maybe some welding equipment.          
  • FIND YOUR PROTO-CYCOLOGY HERE

    AVAILABLE at these local, independent book shops and bike shops in Central Vermont.

    BRANDON, VERMONT

    The Bookstore

    Volume I Restocked

    Volume II Available May 11, 2024

    8 Conant Square

    (802) 465-8009

    thebookstorevt.com

    ROCHESTER, VERMONT

    Green Mountain Bikes

    Volume I Restocked

    Volume II Available May 11, 2024

    105 N. Main Street

    (802) 767-4464

    www.greenmountainbikes.com

    ROCHESTER, VERMONT

    Sandy's Books & Bakery

    Volume I Restocked

    Volume II Available May 11, 2024

    30 North Main Street

    (802) 767-4258

    sandysbooksandbakery.com

    RUTLAND, VERMONT

    Phoenix Books

    Volume II IN STOCK May 15, 2024

    2 Center Street

    (802) 855-8078

    Phoenixbooks.biz

    MONTPELIER, VERMONT

    Onion River Outdoors

    Volume I Restocked May 18, 2024

    Volume II Available May 18, 2024

    (802) 225-6736

    onionriver.com

    BRISTOL, VERMONT

    Recycled Reading of VT

    Volume I Restocked May 18, 2024

    Volume II Available May 18, 2024

    1 Main Street

    (802) 453-5982

    WILMINGTON, VERMONT

    Bartleby's Books

    Volume I IN STOCK

    17 Main Street

    myvermontbookstore.com

     

    WAITSFIELD, VERMONT

    Tempest Book Shop

    Volume I (FIRST EDITION) COLLECTIBLES IN STOCK!

    5031 Main Street

    (802) 496-2022

    tempestbookshop.org

    RANDOLPH, VERMONT

    The Gear House

    SOLD OUT

    BRANDON, VERMONT

    Carr's Gifts

    SOLD OUT

    MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT

    The Vermont Bookshop

    SOLD OUT

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  • Media Coverage

     

    "Proto-Cycology" featured on VPR's Annual Book Show 2021.

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    Coverage of Book Signing on News Channel 73

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