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    • Imported from USA.

    Based on his popular New York Times series, bestselling author
    Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle ride from
    coast to coast.

    Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those
    bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. During
    the summer and fall of 2011, at the age of fifty-seven, Bruce
    Weber, an obituary writer for The New York Times, made the trip,
    alone, and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile, a vivid
    and immediate report of the self-powered life on the road.

    Now, expanding upon the articles and blog posts that quickly
    became a must-read adventure story, Weber gives us Life Is a
    Wheel, a witty, inspiring, and reflective diary of his journey,
    in which the challenges and rewards of self-reliance and
    strenuous physical effort yield wry and incisive observations
    about cycling and America, not to mention the pleasures of a
    three-thousand-calorie breakfast.

    The story begins on the Oregon coast, with Weber wondering what
    he’s gotten himself into, and ends in triumph on New York City’s
    George Washington Bridge. From Going-to-the-Sun Road in the
    northern Rockies to the headwaters of the Mississippi and through
    the cityscapes of Chicago and Pittsburgh, his encounters with
    people and places provide us with an intimate, two-wheeled
    perspective of America. And with thousands of miles to travel,
    Weber considers— when he’s not dealing with tractor-trailers,
    lightning storms, dehydration, headwinds, and loneliness—his
    past, his family, and the echo that a well-lived life leaves
    behind.

    Part travelogue, part memoir, part romance, part paean to the
    bicycle as a simple mode of both mobility and self-expression—and
    part bemused and panicky account of a middle-aged man’s attempt
    to stave off, well, you know—Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and
    beguiling escape for biking enthusiasts, armchair travelers, and
    any readers who are older than they were yesterday.

    Reviews

    Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America