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Across America by bicycle : Alice and Bobbi's summer on wheels / Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery.

Honeywell, Alice. (Author). Montgomery, Bobbi. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library 796.6 HON (Text) 33500011169414 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780299248840 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0299248844 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 287 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Terrace Books, c2010.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Biking from Oregon to Maine is no small feat, especially for two newly retired women who carry everything they need for three months, powered only by the strength of their legs and a desire for adventure. Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery invite readers to follow their ride by bicycle across the United States, as they face scorching sun, driving rain, buffeting winds, equipment failures, killer hills, wildfires, and even a plague of grasshoppers. As Alice and Bobbi pedal along their 3,600-mile journey, they test and deepen their friendship, defy their aches and pains, experience the vast and varied beauties of their country, and discover the challenges and satisfaction of a scaled-down lifestyle...."--cover, p. 4.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 September #2
    How can you not like this book? Its authors, a couple of retirement-age women who went on bike trips together, decided to take a few months and cycle from Astoria, Oregon, to Bar Harbor, Maine, a distance of more than 3,500 miles. Carrying everything they need strapped to their bikes, sleeping in motels and campgrounds, occasionally hitching a ride with some friendly vehicular travelers, they make their way from one side of the country to the other. This is a comfortable book: pleasantly written, similar in theme and structure to other cross-country cycling books, a story about two friends who had an adventure, saw some cool things, and met some interesting people. Alice and Bobbi are immensely likable people; their cheerfulness and determination bring a smile to your face. When you finish the book, you might think: well, that was a lot of fun; maybe I ought to do something similar.

Author Notes

Alice Honeywell, a retired editor, is a writing consultant in Madison, Wisconsin. She is a member of Dane county's Bombay Bicycle Club and has led a number of tours for the Sierra Club's National Outings Program and other groups.
Bobbi Montgomery, a retired English teacher, supervises and trains teachers throughout Ohio. She is a member of the Gears4Beers Cycling Club and Cincinnati Cycling Club. The authors are dreaming of another cross-country bike trip, this one from north to south, border to border.

Alice Honeywell, a retired editor, is a writing consultant in Madison, Wisconsin. She is a member of Dane County’s Bombay Bicycle Club and has led a number of tours for the Sierra Club’s National Outings Program and other groups. Bobbi Montgomery, a retired English teacher, supervises and trains teachers throughout Ohio. She is a member of the Gears4Beers Cycling Club and Cincinnati Cycling Club. The authors are dreaming of another cross-country bike trip, this one from north to south, border to border.

Subject: Bicycle touring > United States.
Cycling > United States.
United States > Description and travel.
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