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Pedaling to Hawaii Stevie Smith

Pedaling to Hawaii By Stevie Smith

Pedaling to Hawaii by Stevie Smith


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An amazing and deeply insightful account of how two normal guys decided to embark upon the unthinkable: an attempt to circumnavigate the globe using just human powered means.

Pedaling to Hawaii Summary

Pedaling to Hawaii: A Human-Powered Odyssey by Stevie Smith

On a rainy, miserable Monday morning in Paris a twenty-something bureaucrat decides there must be more to life than the United Nations project on which he is working. Stevie Smith tries to figure out what he could do of great significance and hit upon the notion of a trip around the world using only human powerno motors, no sails, no balloonsmaybe the last great first. With no experience, no particular expedition skills, and no money, the adventure begins.

A pedal-powered boat, a bike, in-line skates, and a lot of hilarious non-heroics take Stevie and his buddy, Jason, where no one has gone before. A bike ride through Europe by a guy who's never ridden much beyond the corner grocery; a pedal-boat trip across the Atlantic in 111 days by two guys whose combined sailing experience was a bout or two in a dinghy on the English coast; a bike and in-line skates get them across America; more pedaling to Hawaii

No travel writing has more accurately captured the old adage, it's the journey and not the destination. Therein lies the simple beauty of this entertaining travel talea search for simplicity, integrity, and freedom. 12 black & white photographs.

About Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith (1902-1971) was born in Hull, England, but when she was three she moved with her parents and sister to Avondale Road in Palmers Green. Here she stayed for over sixty years, after her parents' death living with her beloved Lion Aunt. She was the author of three novels and a dozen collections of poetry. Although baptized Florence Margaret Smith, she was nicknamed Stevie after Steve Donoghue the jockey.

Additional information

GOR003466910
9780881507096
0881507091
Pedaling to Hawaii: A Human-Powered Odyssey by Stevie Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
WW Norton & Co
20060511
320
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