Miles From Nowhere
A Round-the-world Bicycle AdventureBook - 1983
This is the story of Barbara and Larry Savage's sometimes dangerous, often zany, but ultimately rewarding 23,000 miles global bicycle odyssey, which took them through 25 countries in two years. Miles From Nowhere is an adventure not to be missed! Along the way, these near- neophyte cyclists encountered warm-hearted strangers eager to share food and shelter, bicycle-hating drivers who shoved them off the road, various wild animals (including a roof ape and an attack camel), sacred cows, rock-throwing Egyptians, overprotective Thai policeman, motherly New Zealanders, meteorological disasters, bodily indignities, and great personal joys. The stress of travelling together constantly for two years tested and ultimately strengthened the young couple's relationship. Author Barbara Savage died from head injuries suffered in a cycling accident while she was training for a triathlon competition. This book stands as a tribute to her physical courage, spiritual strength, and loving, good- humoured encounter with the world.
Publisher: Seattle : Mountaineers, c1983
Characteristics: 324 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm