Evelyn Gibb, daughter of one of the cyclists, has drawn on her father's recollections to tell this incredible story in his voice. Readers of all ages will find themselves pulled into the resolute push to complete the trek.
Author: Evelyn McDaniel Gibb
In 1909, Vic McDaniel and Ray Francisco, just out of high school, set out from Santa Rosa, California, on second-hand bikes, bound for the great Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. With excitement in their hearts and a good luck billiken in their bedroll, they pedaled, pushed, and walked a thousand miles north for fifty-four days. Camp was wherever, whenever the sun was gone; food was an occasional meal from a kindly farm wife and what they could fish, hunt, or glean. Evelyn Gibb, daughter of one of the cyclists, has drawn on her father's recollections to tell this incredible story in his voice. Readers of all ages will find themselves pulled into the resolute push to complete the trek. Two Wheels North is an account of a journey that today we can only dream about - one that finds two boys on the road not only to Seattle, but also to manhood.
"South Away is an adventure story of the author's bicycle trip with her sister from Terrace, BC along the West coast to (almost) the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
Author: Meaghan Marie Hackinen
Publisher: NeWest Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
South Away is an adventure story of the author's bicycle trip with her sister from Terrace, BC along the West coast to (almost) the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Meaghan Marie Hackinen experiences apprehension and determination as she camps in the dense forests of northern Vancouver Island and in frigid Mexican deserts; encounters strange men, suicidal highways and monster trucks; strong winds and violent storms; flat ties and broken spokes. Her couch-surfacing adventures provide an insight into the "kindness of strangers" en route. Accompanying the travel memoir is an inner journey, related through flashbacks and memories, as the author begins to better understand her relationship with her parents, grandmother, and sister. In attempting to balance risk with safety, she arrives at a minimalist philosophy of living, which requires "physical stamina and mental ingenuity." The style is engaging and personable; the images of landscape and seascape are imaginative and memorable. South Away is a rare roadtrip story--with a female lead and a female companion, a Canadian Hobbit tale of adventure and miraculous events.
But it is easier, and wiser, I believe, to admit that some days are not meant for
travel on two wheels. ... in which man can travel to and from work, and from coast to coast, without interacting with fellow man except to stop on red and proceed on
Author: Dennis Coello
Publisher: Ross Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Coello explains how the average family can live with no car. He begins by explaining why bikes are designed differently for different uses and detailing how to choose one, how to maintain it, and how to tour and travel by bike.
Then I would continue cycling up the coast as far as time allowed, before jumping
on the train to Bombay. When I arrived back in Trivandrum from Sri Lanka, I went
straight to the railway station, where I found Condor extremely dusty, but ...
Author: Anne Mustoe
Publisher: Random House
India is no place for the faint-hearted cyclist. The streets are jammed with cars, busses, rickshaws, animals, fortune-tellers, barbers, beggars and people sleeping or cooking. Following the success of her two previous outings, A Bike Ride and Lone Traveller, adventuresome ex-headmistress Anne Mustoe donned the cycle helmet once more and set out on an exhilarating journey round the Indian subcontinent. Beginning in Kathmandu in Nepal and ending in the tranquil hill town of Kandy in Sri Lanka, Anne's amazing journey is told with keen observation and the relish of the open road.
We made lots of stops for photos on our way toward Monterey, which is a very
famous area along the California Coast with some great surfing areas along this
part of the coast. This stretch of the coast is very rugged and rocky and similar to
Author: Eddie Loyd
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
As I traveled across the prairie coming out of Socorro, New Mexico, the morning sun was just beginning to rise in the east. The powerful V-twin and the cool morning air made me feel so alive. It was at this moment that, as the sun lit the mountains with a purple glow to my left and a herd of antelope galloped across the plains to my right, that Ray Charles singing “America” came across my speakers. All I could do was pull over, sit there in quiet solitude, and look around as this song played and think how lucky I am to live in this amazing country and to see its beauty. This was one of the most moving experiences I have ever felt in my many trips across this country. My trusty motorcycle named Traveler has taken me on so many wonderful adventures. My hope is that this book will inspire you to take off on your own adventures and live your life with no regrets.
I have a feeling I've overshot the point where I was supposed to turn towards the coast and hook up with the Pacific Coast Highway I stop in Salem and check my
map. Doh! I have missed the point where I should have turned towards the coast
Author: Daniel Edward Murphy
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
How far would you go to obtain a dream? What do you do when the dream career you wished for all your life becomes a reality but doesn't work out? In Dan's case he tries another. Quitting the best job you've ever had to go on a motocycle trip on the Alaska Highway. how about learning to ride one first. What about buying a motorcycle first! The highs and lows of a once in a life time adventure. From Newfoundland to Alaska to the Grand Canyon and other places from the perspective of riding alone on a motorcycle, go with him as he tries to attain a dream. What is your dream?
It can refer to the fiery wheel of the sun, or to the sun god's chariot with its two wheels of heaven and earth. As an emblem of ... As a unit of measure the chakra
refers to the whole of a land's surface area, from coast to coast. The turning of the
Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
Category: Art, Tibetan
Based on the author's previous publication The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs', this handbook contains an array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the essential Tibetan religious figures, themes and motifs, both secular and religious. Robert Beer offers a compact, concise reference work based on his previous publication 'The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs'. This handbook contains an extensive array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the most'
In May, 1862, two four-wheels coupled 'long boiler' engines for mixed traffic, were
constructed at the Brighton Works. ... They had cylinders placed horizontally, 15
inch diameter by 22 inch stroke, distance apart of centres 2 feet 7 inches.
Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
A contemporary account of the LB&SCR"s locomotives covering the company's formative years from 1839 up to 1903. Originally published over 100 years ago this new edition is fully illustrated with over 150 line drawings and photographs.
Long-established operator running a dozen one- and two-week tours using
birder-friendly lodges; can also help put together tailor-made trips ... Exciting
week-long rides through the Valle Central and Zona Norte and along the Pacific coast, with a paved-road option forthe less adventurous. Their scenic one-day
tour around Laguna de Arenal is the closest you can get to Volcán Arenal on two wheels.
Author: Keith Drew
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide to Costa Rica is the ultimate travel guide to this incredible country, offering astute information on everything from its magnificent national parks to its lively cultural festivals. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do throughout Costa Rica, whether you want to go turtle-watching in Tortuguero or surfing in Santa Teresa. Plus, you can rely on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, eco-lodges, restaurants and caf�s for all budgets. The guide also includes a full-colour section highlighting some of the country's amazing outdoor activities, with an engaging field guide to its abundant wildlife. Explore every region of this picturesque country with easy-to-use maps that make sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Costa Rica.
2 Sept. , 1864 . On entering at the Customs at a port the entrance to which is
marked by a coast lightFor such ... or other such vehicle , with two wheels , drawn
by one horse or other animal cart , dray , or other such vehicle , with two wheels ...
Author: Queensland. Parliament. Legislative AssemblyPublish On: 1873
2 Sept. , 1864 . 0 0 1 0 0 0 On entering at the Customs at a port the entrance to
which is marked by a coast lightFor such ... such vehicle , with two wheels , drawn
by one horse or other animal cart , dray , or other such vehicle , with two wheels ...
In my first (incredibly long) draft, I attempted to interweave anecdotes of past rides
into the ongoing narrative of my East Coast bike trip, in the style of Three Men in
a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome. Unfortunately, Jerome's whimsical tale was much ...
Author: Bob Neubauer
Publisher: Outdoor Action Publishing
Long before smart phones and GPS devices simplified bike touring, cyclists were crossing the roads of this country, equipped with little more than two wheels and a map. This is the tale of one such rider who tackled the East Coast in the early '90s. Leaving behind an unfulfilling job, he loaded up his bike and set off, meandering along rural back roads, meeting strangers, listening to their stories and enjoying their unexpected hospitality. Not everything went as planned, though. Unforeseen circumstances forced him in directions he hadn't anticipated; searing summer heat drained his energy; and he spent many a nervous night bedding down where he didn't belong. His trip touched the tip of failure-yet succeeded in ways he hadn't imagined. Through it all, the people who crossed his path, sometimes offering only a kind word, gave him the inspiration he needed to persevere. Two Wheels and a Map details Bob Neubauer's two-part solo bike journey from Bangor, Maine, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His often-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. Bob Neubauer is also the author of Alone in Austria: A Solo Bike Trip Across Austria. It chronicles his two-wheeled journey from Salzburg to Vienna, Austria, visiting quaint villages, castle ruins and ancient monasteries.
thought nothing of drifting around a high - speed corner , foot to the floor , on two wheels , and he would often buzz past the big - iron boys who had to throw out
the anchor . ... For the next two years , Eyerly ruled the class on the West Coast .
Author: Harold Pace Mark R. Brinker
American road racing began just after World War II and quickly blossomed into a movement. The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the United States Auto Club (USAC), clubs that became fierce rivals in the 1950s and 1960s, were the principal race promoters. Race tracks popped up everywhere, at first on city streets, then at airports and U.S. Air Force bases, and finally at purpose-built circuits like Road America and Laguna Seca.Although most of the cars that competed in American road racing were built in Europe, an underground movement sprang up of "special builders" who constructed their racers in home garages and small-town machine shops. Some were so homely and slow that only the builders could love them. Others trounced every Ferrari in sight and are now on the wish lists of wealthy collectors the world over.Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950-1970 is the first book devoted exclusively to American road racing cars of all types and sizes. Hundreds of race cars built in America have never before been mentioned in print, and this book chronicles those and other cars with vintage and modern photography, specifications, memorabilia, and the stories and characters behind each car.About the AuthorHarold Pace's writing and photography has appeared in such magazines as Automobile Quarterly, Class & Sportscar, Excellence, Sports Car International, Vintage Racecar Journal, and others. He lives in Weatherford, Texas. Mark Brinker is a vintage race car enthusiast who has raced at the Monterey Historics. He is a doctor with three published medical textbooks and 70+ published scientific papers. He hails from Houston, Texas.
The cable in these boats is wound round a large reel or barrel ; to the ends of
which two wheels with handles are fitted , which enables a considerable number
to apply their strength at the same moment . The anchor is made of a dark
Actually, you can coast on a fixed; it's just that your legs are still moving and you'
re not going very fast. But that, to me, is what makes the fixed an ideal bike for a
recovery ride. An easy spin in not too long a gear feels like a massage.
Author: Matt Seaton
Publisher: Guardian Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Cycling is going through a revolution. Over half a million of us take to our bicycles every day and, as a result, the public image of cycling has been transformed. No longer the preserve of the marginal and eccentric few, it's now considered cool to travel on two wheels. Guardian journalist Matt Seaton is one of cycling's greatest advocates. An out-and-out bike nut, he rides to work during the week, races at the weekend and has even been known to attend transport policy conferences in between. In this collection, Seaton not only explores a nation's rediscovered love of cycling, he also investigates the issues that affect all cyclists, from potholes and town planning to cycling etiquette and aesthetics. Whether you're a commuter or a competitive racer, a recreational rider or a cycle tourist, this book will prove irresistible - and enlightening - reading.
There remain of course the two nagging questions: (a) the old one of how, simply
speaking, can one explain this ... that the ratio of these is 0.6, namely k, and that
angle a, the same both for drive and for coast (and for both wheels), is 8.3109°.
Author: Jack Phillips
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Provides an introduction to skew involute gearing.
Containing the Ordinances of the Gold Coast Colony and the Orders,
Proclamations, Rules, Regulations and Bye-laws ... in good working order ; and
of such efficiency that the application of either to the motor car shall cause two of
its wheels ...
Set in the 21st century, this explosive race model set features detailed punch-outs for two futuristic Hot Wheels Top Speed cars, a dynamite race track, and props and scenery.
Author: Michi Fujimoto
Publisher: Price Stern Sloan
Set in the 21st century, this explosive race model set features detailed punch-outs for two futuristic Hot Wheels Top Speed cars, a dynamite race track, and props and scenery. Brightly illustrated on sturdy full-color paper stock, the set will have young race and sci-fi fans cheering all the way from L.A. to New York.