• Proto-Cycology

    Creation Myths

    for the Apocalypse

    An ethnographic study of the mountain bike clans of Central Vermont.

     

    Giant gourds. Hunting and Gathering. Groundhogs and peregrine falcons. Simmering tribal conflicts. Sinister fascists. A delightful picaresque for these uncertain times.

     

    Tall tales, ancient and modern, from the hill people of Central Vermont, fully-illustrated for your enjoyment.

     

    Paperback - 144 pages

    Available October 31, 2020

  • Media Coverage

    Coverage of Book Signing on News Channel 73

    April 2021

  • Find the Book

    NOW AVAILABLE at these local, independent bookshops and bike shops in Central VT.

    ROCHESTER, VERMONT

    Sandy's Books & Bakery

    30 North Main Street

    (802) 767-4258

    sandysbooksandbakery.com

     

    ROCHESTER, VERMONT

    Green Mountain Bikes

    105 N. Main Street

    (802) 767-4464

    www.greenmountainbikes.com

     

    RUTLAND, VERMONT

    Phoenix Books

    2 Center Street

    (802) 855-8078

    Phoenixbooks.biz

     

    MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT

    The Vermont Bookshop

    38 Main Street

    (802) 388-2061

    vermontbookshop.com

     

    MONTPELIER, VERMONT

    Onion River Outdoors

    20 Langdon Street

    (802) 225-6736

    onionriver.com

    WAITSFIELD, VERMONT

    Tempest Book Shop

    5031 Main Street

    (802) 496-2022

    tempestbookshop.org

     

    RANDOLPH, VERMONT

    The Gear House

    16 Pleasant Street

    (802) 565-8139

    gearhousevt.com

     

    BRISTOL, VERMONT

    Recycled Reading of VT

    1 Main Street

    (802) 453-5982

    recycledreadingofvt.com

     

    BRANDON, VERMONT

    The Bookstore

    8 Conant Square

    (802) 465-8009

    thebookstorevt.com

     

    BRANDON, VERMONT

    Gourmet Provence

    27 Center Street

    (802) 247-3002

    cafeprovencevt.com/gourmet-provence

     

    BRANDON, VERMONT

    Carr's Gifts

    21 Center Street

    (802) 247-3744

     

    WATERBURY, VERMONT

    Bicycle Express

    23 Commercial Drive

    (802) 828-8289

    bikeexpressvt.com

     

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  • Storyteller

    Angus lives in Central Vermont. He rides in the hills around Brandon Gap, enjoys adventures on the lakes and rivers, hikes, makes a little music from time to time, and tells tall tales. Occasionally he writes those down on paper. This is his first novella.

  • Illustrator

    Ethan lives in Central Vermont, too. He raises pumpkins, rides year-round on bikes of various BMI, and has gotten tangled up in a handful of art projects this year, including "Planted in the Sky," "The Brothers Dilphenstein," album art for Route 73 Records and this new thing you're reading about.

  • *Reviews

    It was kind of cool ...I think.

    I mean at least the first part I read about the guy who did the thing with the stuff. I can't remember if I actually finished it.

    Some Dude

    Chaney seems on a crusade to increase literacy among disadvantaged mountain bikers. Perhaps he should get his own house in order first.

    Another Guy

    This is definitely not the worst thing my son has done. We're told this is a phase he needs to work through. I would humbly ask you to buy the book.

    Author's Mother

    Per our H.R. policies, I'm only allowed to confirm the dates Mr. Nelson was employed here. I cannot comment on the events leading to his termination and arrest.

    Former Supervisor

    (R.K. Hessel Productions)

    There have been so many fine books published this year exploring the metaphysical origins of mountain biking in Vermont through a picaresque lens, and this is one of the better ones.

    Anonymous Mountain Biker

    Brandon, Vermont

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