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Riding into the Sunrise: Recollections of a bicycle journey across Russia By Gregory Yeoman
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As Russia came to terms with the loss of its former USSR satellites and Russians learned to deal with new ideas such as freedom of action and expression, a small group of cyclists – from... More > Britain, Australia and Russia itself – made its way across this huge country. ‘Riding into the Sunrise’ is the story of their journey, the Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition. 8304 miles through steppe, mountains, forest and swamp, spurred on by mental and physical will power, curiosity and a tremendous sense of adventure. As they headed east, the generosity of the people they met in the city tower blocks and village cabins kept their spirits high and after five months of cycling, as they reached Vladivostok, it seemed they had conquered the great Red Bear. Or had they…? 59 black and white photographs and 8 maps help bring the story to life.< Less
Bicycling the Underground Railroad By Jim & Carol May
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A 2000 mile bicycle journey following one of the routes of the Underground Railroad, assisted by the kindness of strangers - "conductors" and "stationmasters" along the route. ... More > The adventure became a lesson in history and awareness, challenges, surprises and overcoming an unexpected personal crisis.< Less
100 days on a bicycle By Daniel Herstedt
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On top of his career Daniel Herstedt finds himself locked into the routines of everyday life. Instead of accepting his fate he gives up his job and the comfort of home, and sets out on a... More > long-distance bicycle journey. As an all-out rookie he not only commits to the challenge, but seeks to accomplish the endeavour in exactly 100 days. The result is an action-packed adventure through remote villages, chaotic city traffic, along rivers and an open vast ocean in Vietnam, up sheer and rugged roads to 3000-meter mountaintops and downhill to valleys of lush, emerald-colored rice fields in China – over stunning scenery and bracing, foreign landscapes, which may cause you to contemplate your own unrivaled getaway.< Less
100 days on a bicycle By Daniel Herstedt
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On top of his career Daniel Herstedt finds himself locked into the routines of everyday life. Instead of accepting his fate he gives up his job and the comfort of home, and sets out on a... More > long-distance bicycle journey. As an all-out rookie he not only commits to the challenge, but seeks to accomplish the endeavour in exactly 100 days. The result is an action-packed adventure through remote villages, chaotic city traffic, along rivers and an open vast ocean in Vietnam, up sheer and rugged roads to 3000-meter mountaintops and downhill to valleys of lush, emerald-colored rice fields in China – over stunning scenery and bracing, foreign landscapes, which may cause you to contemplate your own unrivaled getaway.< Less
Two Wheels and a Map: A Solo Bicycle Journey Down the East Coast By Bob Neubauer
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Leaving behind an unfulfilling job in the New York City film industry, Bob Neubauer set out on his bike to see what life was like on the rest of the East Coast. He meandered along rural back roads,... More > meeting strangers, listening to their stories and enjoying their unexpected hospitality. But not everything went perfectly. Searing summer heat drained his energy, dog attacks and overzealous preachers kept him running, and he spent many a nervous night bedding down where he didn’t belong. But through it all, the people who crossed his path, offering kind words and hospitality, gave him the inspiration he needed to persevere. Two Wheels and a Map details Bob Neubauer’s solo bike journey from Bangor, Maine, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His amusing observations on the people and predicaments he encountered along the way give the book a lighthearted tone as it chronicles his life on the open road.< Less
Around the World on a Bicycle Volume 1 1884 By Thomas Stevens
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Thomas Stevens (born 24 December 1854, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, died London,24 January 1935) was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle. He rode a large-wheeled Ordinary, also... More > known as a penny-farthing, from April 1884 to December 1886.[ He later searched for Henry Morton Stanley in Africa, investigated the claims of Indian ascetics and became manager of the Garrick Theatre in London. This book charts the first part of his amazing journey. Kean Guides offers great books at a reasonable price.< Less
This Breathtaking World: Around the World by Bicycle 1997 - 1999 By Tim Doherty
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In the summer of 1997, Tim Doherty set off alone on a daunting round-the-world cycle tour, which turned out to be even more awe-inspiring than he could have hoped. For this book, he has taken the... More > most fascinating and humorous experiences from his diaries and woven them together into a collection of true short-stories. With many beautiful photographs, sketches and maps, “This Breathtaking World” is a vivid and very personal account of life on the road. The title has a double-meaning, as the author is a chronic asthma sufferer. Tim encountered many problems, but the varied cultures and fantastic scenery along the way were his daily rewards. What remains with him most, however, is his impression of the people in each of the countries he cycled across; their remarkable generosity and hospitality. Tim completed his tour successfully, finishing up in his home town of Sheffield, England, more than two years after he’d cycled off from there, having pedalled a total of 21,688 miles.< Less
This Breathtaking World: Around The World By Bicycle 1997 - 1999 By Tim Doherty
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In the summer of 1997, Tim Doherty set off alone on a daunting round-the-world cycle tour, which turned out to be even more awe-inspiring than he could have hoped. For this book, he has taken the... More > most fascinating and humorous experiences from his diaries and woven them together into a collection of true short-stories. With many beautiful photographs, sketches and maps, "This Breathtaking World" is a vivid and very personal account of life on the road. The title has a double-meaning, as the author is a chronic asthma sufferer. Tim encountered many problems, but the varied cultures and fantastic scenery along the way were his daily rewards. What remains with him most, however, is his impression of the people in each of the countries he cycled across; their remarkable generosity and hospitality. Tim completed his tour successfully, finishing up in his home town of Sheffield, England, more than two years after he'd cycled off from there, having pedalled a total of 21,688 miles.< Less
Two Wheels and a Map: A Solo Bicycle Journey Down the East Coast By Bob Neubauer
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Leaving behind an unfulfilling job in the New York City film industry, Bob Neubauer set out on his bike to see what life was like on the rest of the East Coast. He meandered along rural back roads,... More > meeting strangers, listening to their stories and enjoying their unexpected hospitality. But not everything went perfectly. Searing summer heat drained his energy, dog attacks and overzealous preachers kept him running, and he spent many a nervous night bedding down where he didn’t belong. But through it all, the people who crossed his path, offering kind words and hospitality, gave him the inspiration he needed to persevere. Two Wheels and a Map details Bob Neubauer’s solo bike journey from Bangor, Maine, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His amusing observations on the people and predicaments he encountered along the way give the book a lighthearted tone as it chronicles his life on the open road.< Less
This Breathtaking World: Around the World by Bicycle 1997-1999 By Tim Doherty
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In the summer of 1997, Tim Doherty set off alone on a daunting round-the-world cycle tour, which turned out to be even more awe-inspiring than he could have hoped. For this book, he has taken the... More > most fascinating and humorous experiences from his diaries and woven them together into a collection of true short-stories. With many beautiful photographs, sketches and maps, “This Breathtaking World” is a vivid and very personal account of life on the road. The title has a double-meaning, as the author is a chronic asthma sufferer. Tim encountered many problems, but the varied cultures and fantastic scenery along the way were his daily rewards. What remains with him most, however, is his impression of the people in each of the countries he cycled across; their remarkable generosity and hospitality. Tim completed his tour successfully, finishing up in his home town of Sheffield, England, more than two years after he’d cycled off from there, having pedalled a total of 21,688 miles.< Less