Beasts and bicycles, just think of all the fascinating possibilities. Here are three of the stories I found in old newspapers that leapt off the faded pages and bit me ... The Bear, the Bicycle, and the Bloomers Bruin was a performer, a dancing bear who lived with his “master” somewhere in London. Apparently this … Continue reading Bicycle History: Lions & Tigers & Bears … and Bikes!
The bicycle is everywhere, in every country and culture, and can be used for good and for evil, as you'll see. So, off we go on a quick bike trip around the world: Spain, France, Greece, Russia, Morocco, England, back to Spain and, finally, South Africa. Spain: No Bull Birmingham Daily Post, England, July 2, … Continue reading Around the World With Bicycle History: A King, Sultan, Bullfighter, Deadly Duel & the World’s Most Expensive Bike
I love to ride and am a bit of a cycling fanatic. Susan? Not so much. And less and less as the years go by. This makes us a cycling incompatible couple. And yet, somehow, despite this huge hurdle, we’ve been able to stay happily married for 27 years. At least I think we’re happily married. … Continue reading Are You and Your Significant Other Cycling Compatible?
It began in 1981. I was just a kid, 22, covering the Paris Air Show for an aviation magazine. I had traveler’s checks, a Walkman with cassettes, and bought several little pieces of paper that had color photos of famous sites on one side - the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame - and room to write … Continue reading Technology Has Totally Changed Traveling: Remember Traveler’s Checks, Kodachrome & Cyber Cafes?
Here are the first 14 (of 43) chapters of Numbskull, a novel based (and the link to purchase the entire book) on my near-death cycling "incident" in 2013, and several French cycling trips. Plus other stuff. You know: Life. There's more about the incident at the end of this, plus info on how to get … Continue reading Numbskull: A Novel of Love, Loss, Lies & An Epic Bike Trip Through France