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by Lorraine Veisz
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  • Author:
    Lorraine Veisz
  • ISBN:
    1438985312
  • ISBN13:
    978-1438985312
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  • Publisher:
    AuthorHouse (June 11, 2009)
  • Pages:
    392 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Specialty Travel
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    1360 kb
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  • Rating:
    4.4
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Lorraine Veisz drew upon her experiences during a 3,160 mile bicycle ride from San Diego to Saint Augustine, her . Not enough written about the day-to-day adventures of cycling cross-country

Not enough written about the day-to-day adventures of cycling cross-country.

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Written by Lorraine Veisz.

The Southern Tier route intersects the paths of Spanish conquistadors, stagecoach routes, and cattle drives, all of which come alive in the pages of this book. Written by Lorraine Veisz. Down the Road in South America: A Bicycle Tour through Poverty, Paradise, and the Places in Between. Tim and Cindie’s around the world bicycle touring adventures continues in this second book about exploring South America.

Ihr Werk zusammen mit meinem Buch und den „Southern Tier -Karten der Adventure Cycling Association sind ein rundes Paket für die Reise.

Knowledgeton and Michale Useem interview Dave Neiswander, CEO of World Bicycle Relief on their unique business model. The desire to help in a world crisis and providing disaster relief has led to this non-profit that designs for purpose Southern Tier Bicycle Club Inc. 19 August ·. Porchfest is Coming this SUNDAY!

The history of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European origin in the continental United States, began in 1565 when it was founded by the Spanish admiral, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

The history of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European origin in the continental United States, began in 1565 when it was founded by the Spanish admiral, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.

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The Last Wish (Polish: Ostatnie życzenie) is the first (in its fictional chronology; published second in original Polish) of the two collections of short stories (the other being Sword of Destiny) preceding the main Witcher Saga, written by Polish fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

In terms of United States history, the Borderlands are the territories, from "Alta California" to "La Florida," that formed the northern frontier of Spain's New World empire. Conquering the Borderlands relates their histories, landscapes, and cultures as they unfolded during the author's Southern Tier bicycle journey from San Diego to St. Augustine.The Southern Tier route intersects the paths of Spanish conquistadors, stagecoach routes, and cattle drives, all of which come alive in the pages of this book. A ferry across the Mississippi evokes Mark Twain's account of life on the river; Louisiana's bayous recall Evangeline, Longfellow's poem about the Acadian exile from Canada. Curious javelinas emerge on West Texas roads, carnivorous plants alongside Deep South highways.On a personal level, the author describes the rigors of the trip and the anxieties that spring from attempting a cross-country ride nearly forty years after the goal first captured her imagination. The author coined the term "chronological borderlands" for that stage in life when professional and family responsibilities have been met, and deferred dreams spring to life with a renewed sense of possibility, coupled with apprehension that physical limits may be closing the door. The books is not intended to replace travel guides and maps, but to serve as a valuable companion piece that can further enrich the experience of Southern Tier travel - by bicycle, car or armchair.

Leceri
This book is not only a story about a the author doing a cross country bike ride with a group of woman but a history lesson of the southern states. You will read about tales of Spanish Conquers, U.S. Calvary, Indian and settlers who came through the area or settled there. The author has studied Spanish and it's history so she has a vast knowledge of it's culture. She also will express her own trails and tribulation she endured while crossing through the dessert and over the mountain ranges. I recommend the book for anyone who might desire to do this trip yourself.

Ray
shustrik
I have ridden the Southern Tier and am planning to ride it again. I was looking for a book to give me the history of the areas the route goes thru and that is what write up said it would do ... This is not that source.

I didn't really need another book by a women telling me about how she felt during the ride.
Simple
The criticisms that I read about the book not having enough travel detail and having too much historical references was the reason I purchased the book. I was not disappointed. The experiences reflected and the historical events were great. The book emphasized what I'm looking for as I plan for my ride, the experience and joy of the trip, not the details of the route.
Miromice
Very interesting review of history along the Southern Tier Coast to Coast ride sponsored by Woman Tours. I would have liked to have seen more actual biking info about the trip.
Ionzar
Lorraine Viesz has done a wonderful job recounting her trip across the country by bicycle. She included so much history and interesting stories about the areas she rode. The stories of the towns, along with history and present information made it very readable and entertaining. For a unique and easy read, this is a great book and you might even learn alot about the wonderful route known as the Southern Tier.
Fearlessdweller
Lorraine Veisz's book was full of information and fun facts. The fact that she could ride this route and still take time to see so many out-of-the way sights (and sites) was amazing. She certainly makes a good case for knowing something about an area before you travel there. Too, I hope her book will induce more people to get out on their bikes and see the world.
Ballardana
The book was a historical journal of the borderlands, not a bicycling journal. Not enough written about the day-to-day adventures of cycling cross-country. I was disappointed.