Life Is A Wheel

Life Is A Wheel

Love, Death, Etc., and A Bike Ride Across America

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"Based on his series of articles in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, journalist and author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo bike ride across the USA made over the summer and fall of 2011--at the age of fifty-seven. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. A witty and inspiring account of his journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world, in the country, and in his life. The story begins on the Oregon coast with a middle-aged man wondering what he's gotten himself into and ends in triumph on the George Washington Bridge, wondering how soon he might try it again. Part travelogue, part memoir, part paean to the bicycle as a simple and elegant mode of both mobility and self-expression--and part wry and panicky account of a fifty-seven-year-old man's attempt to deal with tractor-trailers, lightning storms and mortality -- an elegant and entertaining escape for any armchair traveler"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410470645
Branch Call Number: 796.60973 WEB 2014
Characteristics: 551 pages (large print)


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Dec 03, 2016

Great reading! You not only get tips on bicycling but also on life challenges. Motivating and highly recommended book for those who like biking and "living" :-)

Sep 22, 2014

I don't even know how to ride a bike but this was a very entertaining read.

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