Life Is A Wheel

Life Is A Wheel

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

Book - 2014 | First Scribner hardcover edition
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"Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of 2011--at the age of fifty-seven. Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the 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 stave off mortality--Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and entertaining escape for any armchair traveler"--
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2014
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451695014
Branch Call Number: 917.3 W388L
Characteristics: vii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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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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