Around the World on a Bicycle Volume I
From the Sierra Nevadas eastwards to Teheran. 1884/5 Thomas Stevens (December 24, 1854, Berkhamsted, Herts, England - 1935) was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle
Published September 1st 2006 by Echo Library
(first published 1887)
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No, I haven't finished it yet. And yes, it really deserves five stars anyway. Stevens set out to circumnavigate the globe on a penny farthing bicycle in 1884. Yes, that's eighteen eighty-four to you, sonny, and you can pack away your visions of a 19th century progressive thinker with dreadlocks and spandex, because this bicycler was packing a revolver and he didn't hesitate to use it. Fortunately he didn't expend ammunition on the Mormons he encountered in Utah, some of whom were probably relati...more
Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle. He rode a large-wheeled Ordinary, also known as a penny-farthing, from April 1884 to December 1886 He later searched for Henry Morton Stanley in Africa, investigated the claims of Indian ascetics and became manager of the Garrick Theatre in London.More about Thomas Stevens...