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Inayear old newspaperman named George Nellis rode a bicycle from Herkimer, New York, to San Francisco indays, surpassing the transcontinental bicycle record by several weeks He averagedmiles a day pedaling ainch, high wheeled Columbia Expert ordinary bicycle with a tubular steel frame and hard rubber tires, and he lostpounds 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 dailyhour 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


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  1. Allen Wuttke Allen Wuttke says:

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  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.