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Around the World on a Bicycle

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Written in English


  • Travel writing,
  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • Travel,
  • Travel - General

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages396
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11648307M
ISBN 101404380175
ISBN 109781404380172

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This book is one of my favorites. It is a first-hand account of riding across the country, then the world, on a bicycle in the late s. The parts that stand out most in my head are when he decided one afternoon to climb the Matterhorn in Germany, later stayed with a family in Afganistan and then talks about riding over snakes in Cambodia (I think)/5. Nov 01,  · This book was the single most inspirational reading that set me off on an around the world bicycle tour, - Miles from Nowhere is the iconic guide to hundreds if not thousands of cyclists. The author, Barbara Savage, was killed in a cycling /5. Mar 31,  · Around the World [Matt Phelan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “This book — riveting, wondrously drawn, expertly paced — is a triumph. — The New York Times A Scott O’Dell Award–winning graphic novelist follows three dauntless adventurers on a Jules Verne–inspired challenge: circling the world/5(11). Along the way, Stevens sent a series of letters to Harper's Magazine detailing his experiences and later collected those experiences into a two-volume book of 1, pages, Around the World on a Bicycle, which is available in a single-volume paperback and publicly available at digital library projects.

A 4 year and 25, mile odyssey around the world by bicycle, seeking answers to the great mysteries of life, vowing to find happiness or die trying. The quest wasn’t easy. He was imprisoned, held hostage, mugged, run over, suspected of terrorism, accused of espionage, trampled, diseased, heartbroken — he nearly died a dozen Antonio Cala. Around the World on a Bicycle (The Century travellers) by Thomas Stevens and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at By: Thomas Stevens () Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April in San Francisco from where he cycled to Boston to take a steamer to England. Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne published in In the story Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the World in 80 days on a £20, wager set by his friends at the Reform Club.

Sep 20,  · Get your copy today! My new book about my bicycle ride around the world is now available here. Buy the paperback and get the e-book for just ninety-nine cents. Sep 18,  · Around the world in 78 days: British cyclist completes record-breaking ride Beaumont was part of a team that tried to break the world record for rowing across the Atlantic, but they capsized. Get this from a library! Around the world on a bicycle. [Thomas Stevens] -- In , Thomas Stevens left San Francisco on a Columbia high-wheeler with the outrageous goal of becoming the first man to ride a bicycle across the United States. When he reached Boston, he decided. I am Tim Travis, an ordinary American who decided to live out my dreams. I saved my money, quit my job, sold my possessions and set off to travel around the world by bicycle. I left my home in Arizona, USA on March and traveled on a bicycle for many years.