Across America by Bicycle: Alice and Bobbis Summer on Wheels by Alice HoneywellBiking 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, wild fires, 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. And, they encounter unfailing generosity from people they meet—from the prayers of a North Dakota woman for their safekeeping, to the offer of a house in Michigan, to invitations for dinner and a place to sleep at stops all along the way. And there are incidents to laugh over, too, such as the bewildered woman who asked them, “Well, but where do you pack your dresses?”
Ride along with Alice and Bobbi as they embrace retirement with gusto and live their dream.
Winner (Gold Medalist), Travel Essays, Foreword Magazine’s Books of the Year
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Recently I found myself restless. Not physically as May was a great month for the bike and June has been ok, but in my reading. I have long enjoyed books about adventuring, be it river, mountain or bike. It was time to find a new one. I was intrigued by this one as he started in Washington State Neah Bay and was riding to Key West at the exact opposite side of the country. Now you may wonder why I said I need to read the description a little more. I caught the fact that the author had lost his wife to cancer a few years ago, and to deal with the grief and loss, he hiked the Appalachian Trial.