Audible An American Cycling Odyssey, 1887 By Kevin J. Hayes –

In A Year Old Newspaperman Named George Nellis Rode A Bicycle From Herkimer, New York, To San Francisco In Days, Surpassing The Transcontinental Bicycle Record By Several Weeks He Averaged Miles A Day Pedaling A Inch, High Wheeled Columbia Expert Ordinary Bicycle With A Tubular Steel Frame And Hard Rubber Tires, And He Lost Pounds In The Process He Bicycled Ever Westward Through Sleepy Villages, Farmlands, And Growing Cities Of The Rapidly Changing Nation And Trekked Across Uninhabited Stretches Of Prairies And Mountains That Marked Its Shrinking Frontier Following His Daily Hour Rides, Nellis Sat Down And Wrote Letters About His Adventures To His Hometown Newspapers And A National Cycling Magazine To Finance His Cross Country Journey Nellis S Epic Journey Over Dirt Paths, Muddy Roads, And Occasional Railroad Ties Was Plagued By Terrible Weather, Frightening Experiences, And Odd Encounters Yet It Was Also Enriched By Breathtaking Natural Wonders And The Generous Spirit Of Many People He Met Drawing On Nellis S Letters And Media Coverage Of The Trip, Kevin J Hayes Recreates In Compelling Detail This Amazing Trip And The Many Ordinary And Extraordinary Faces Of Late Th Century America The Book Is Published By University Of Nebraska Press

3 thoughts on “An American Cycling Odyssey, 1887

  1. Allen Wuttke Allen Wuttke says:

    Fast service great bool

  2. Clyde Putman Clyde Putman says:

    Excellent story George Nellis adventure, I was astounded at what could be accomplished on a high wheeler before roads were any good.

  3. Paul Paul says:

    American history written from the perspective of a cyclist traveling across the country during the late 19th American century The cyclist newspaper writer eloquently describes his face to face adventures with humor and comraderie The author of this book Hayes has amble skills of his own that weaves the story together.must read for anyone that has mounted a bicycle or an interest in American history.