In "Keep The Lonely Places Lonely", Michael, a retired combat veteran and an avid cyclist, embarks on a year-long, solo bicycle tour around the U.S. The journey begins in Massachusetts, winds through the heartlands of the Midwest, across the towering Rockies, and concludes along the scenic eastern seaboard. As the reader, you'll experience the breathtaking ruggedness of the northern states, the mesmerizing allure of the Pacific Coast Highway, and the astounding desert landscapes of the West. Dive into the rich culinary culture of the Southeast before the journey turns homebound, highlighting the interconnectedness of places and people across America. This tale of endurance, resilience, and personal evolution is punctuated with moments of joy, despair, and awe. This is more than just a cycling tour; it's an epic journey that brings forth a profound transformation within Michael, one that will deeply resonate with anyone who's ever dared to venture into the lonely places.