I don't remember how I happened across this, but it's sitting out there on crazyguyonabike.com, home of some of the best long-distance cycling stories ever told.
The Great North American Sticky-Bun Hunt is a gem — beautiful pictures coupled with (mostly) short, pithy ride reports. The really shining stars, however, are the delightful characterizations of folk the author, Leo Woodland, and his wife encountered along the way. Mr. Woodland has an ear for dialect, and uses it to great effect. He never appears to be making sport of his subjects, just "tellin' it like it is." In each brief sketch, he captures the essence of the kind of quintessential characters that stock the best literature and movies that have come out of this mad, great continent.
If you need to kill some time between spreadsheets or you're waiting for the next helpdesk emergency to roll in, give it a read. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Do, however, be warned: you will find yourself desiring a sticky bun ... which will only be a problem if you, like I, work in a building chock-full of vending machines that offer them.