Westside-raised author returns for book-signing

       When 20-year-old Daryl Farmer bicycled away from his Pleasant Valley home and up Ute Pass in the summer of 1985, presumably on a solo cross-country trip, his father Don was ready to drive after him. “I thought he'd get to Lake Dillon and I'd come get him,” Don Farmer recalled with a laugh.
       As it turned out, Daryl completed a 5,000-mile journey through eight Western states. He eventually became a creative writing instructor at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Then, at age 40, he set out to recreate that youthful ride. His story of the experience makes up his first book, “Bicycling Beyond the Divide.”
       Daryl Farmer will be back in Colorado Springs to sign copies of the book Saturday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Citadel Mall.
       According to Don Farmer, his son attended Howbert Elementary and Holmes Middle School and graduated with the Coronado High Class of '83.

Westside Pioneer/press release