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BICYCLE TOURING BOOKS
   

   [All of these books can be found at your local library.]

 

    Changing Gears by Jane Schnell   (1990; Publ.: Milner Press, Atlanta, GA.)  Female retiree's year-long, semi-solo, circumferential bicycle-camping tour of the U.S.A.

    Computing Across America by Steven K. Roberts   (1988; Publ.: Learned Information, Medford, NJ.)   Continuing saga of freelance writer Roberts' self-sustained computerized recumbent bicycle travels all over the U.S.A.

    Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage   (early 1980's;  Publ..: The Mountaineers, 306 2nd Ave., West Seattle, WA  98119.)   Husband and wife 2-year/20,000-mile solo bicycle tour around the world.

   The Long Ride by Lloyd Sumner   (1978; Publ.: Stackpole Books, P.O. Box 1831, Harrisburg, PA  17105.)   3-year/30,000-mile solo bicycle tour around the world.

    Pedaling Across America by Don and Lolly Skillman   (1988; Publ.: Velo News, Brattleboro, VT.)  Personal account (with maps) of their trip across America generally following the Bikecentennial "Trans-America Route" from Oregon.

   Pedaling The Ends Of The Earth by David Duncan    (1985; Publ.: Simon & Schuster, N.Y., N.Y.)  1-yr./14,000 semi-group tour around the world, experiencing many demoralizing hardships/conditions.

   Daisy, Daisy by Christian Miller   (1980; Publ.: Doubleday, 501 franklin Ave., Garden City, NY 11530.)  English grandmother solos across U.S.A. on a 3-speed, folding bicycle!

   The Wonderful Ride by George Loher.  (Publ.: Harper, 1978)  1895 solo bicycle ride from Oakland, CA to N.Y. on a one-speed, no-brakes bicycle.  He followed railroad rights-of-way, wagon tracks; averaged 80- to 100-miles per day!)

    How I Learned To Ride The Bicycle -- Reflections of an influential 19th century woman  by Frances E. Willard   (reprinted 1991;  Publ.: Fair Oaks Publishing Co., 941 Populus Place, Sunnyvale, CA  94086.)  Philosophical diary on women's and Mankind's liberation via the seat of "The Wheel"/safety bicycle.