Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1


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(4 stars; 7 reviews)

Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April 1884 in San Francisco from where he cycled to Boston to take a steamer to England. Crossing England, France, Central Europe and Asia Minor before he was turned back at the borders of Afghanistan. He returned part of the way to take a ship to Karachi, from where he crossed India. Another steam ship brought him from Calcutta to Hong Kong, and from Shanghai he set over to Japan, finally ending his journey after actually cycling 13.500 miles in Yokohama, December 1886.

This is the first volume of his travel experiences, detailing the part of the journey from San Francisco to Teheran, where he spent the winter. (Summary by Availle) (22 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:33 Read by Availle
I: Over the Sierras Nevadas, Part 1 25:53 Read by John
I: Over the Sierras Nevadas, Part 2 30:00 Read by John
II: Over the Deserts of Nevada, Part 1 27:31 Read by Pamela Krantz
II: Over the Deserts of Nevada, Part 2 30:57 Read by Pamela Krantz
III: Through Mormon Land and over the Rockies, Part 1 31:42 Read by Pamela Krantz
III: Through Mormon Land and over the Rockies, Part 2 25:23 Read by Pamela Krantz
IV: From the Great Plains to the Atlantic, Part 1 29:40 Read by John
IV: From the Great Plains to the Atlantic, Part 2 24:22 Read by John
V: From America to the German Frontier, Part 1 32:14 Read by Brendan Stallard
V: From America to the German Frontier, Part 2 25:47 Read by Brendan Stallard
V: From America to the German Frontier, Part 3 22:22 Read by Brendan Stallard
VI: Germany, Austria and Hungary, Part 1 27:01 Read by Availle
VI: Germany, Austria and Hungary, Part 2 29:13 Read by Availle
VI: Germany, Austria and Hungary, Part 3 29:25 Read by Availle
VII: Through Slavonia and Servia, Part 1 29:11 Read by William Tomcho
VII: Through Slavonia and Servia, Part 2 25:58 Read by William Tomcho
VII: Through Slavonia and Servia, Part 3 20:42 Read by William Tomcho
VIII: Bulgaria, Roumelia, and into Turkey, Part 1 21:53 Read by SuD
VIII: Bulgaria, Roumelia, and into Turkey, Part 2 23:02 Read by SuD
VIII: Bulgaria, Roumelia, and into Turkey, Part 3 21:14 Read by SuD
IX: Through European Turkey, Part 1 25:26 Read by Kalynda
IX: Through European Turkey, Part 2 23:50 Read by Kalynda
IX: Through European Turkey, Part 3 24:37 Read by Kalynda
X: The Start Through Asia 26:13 Read by Pamela Krantz
XI: On Through Asia 34:29 Read by Pamela Krantz
XII: Through the Angora-Goat Country, Part 1 35:47 Read by Pamela Krantz
XII: Through the Angora-Goat Country, Part 2 34:20 Read by Pamela Krantz
XIII: Bey Bazaar, Angora, and Eastward, Part 1 28:20 Read by William Tomcho
XIII: Bey Bazaar, Angora, and Eastward, Part 2 25:44 Read by William Tomcho
XIII: Bey Bazaar, Angora, and Eastward, Part 3 20:49 Read by William Tomcho
XIV: Across the Kizil Irmak River to Yuzgat 29:55 Read by Brendan Stallard
XV: From the Koordish Camp to Yuzgat 47:33 Read by Brendan Stallard
XVI: Through the Silas Vilayet into Armenia, Part 1 30:58 Read by Marianna Foos
XVI: Through the Silas Vilayet into Armenia, Part 2 44:00 Read by Brendan Stallard
XVII: Through Erzingan and Erzeroum, Part 1 31:03 Read by William Tomcho
XVII: Through Erzingan and Erzeroum, Part 2 41:31 Read by William Tomcho
XVIII: Mount Ararat and Koordistan, Part 1 43:16 Read by Paul Richards
XVIII: Mount Ararat and Koordistan, Part 2 36:52 Read by Paul Richards
XIX: Persia and the Tabreez Caravan Trail, Part 1 41:48 Read by Brendan Stallard
XIX: Persia and the Tabreez Caravan Trail, Part 2 38:31 Read by Brendan Stallard
XX: Tabreez to Teheran, Part 1 38:24 Read by Brendan Stallard
XX: Tabreez to Teheran, Part 2 27:54 Read by ToddHW
XXI: Teheran, Part 1 40:51 Read by Brendan Stallard
XXI: Teheran, Part 2 39:29 Read by Brendan Stallard

Reviews

wow between shooting innocent badgers racist attitude to native

(3 stars)

well read vinteresting but appalling attitudes to fellow man to our modern ears