Miles from Nowhere: A Round-the-world Bicycle Adventure

Front Cover
The Mountaineers Books, Jan 1, 1985 - Sports & Recreation - 324 pages
53 Reviews
This is the story of Barbara and Larry Savage's sometimes dangerous, often zany, but ultimately rewarding 23,000 miles global bicycle odyssey, which took them through 25 countries in two years. Miles From Nowhere is an adventure not to be missed! Along the way, these near- neophyte cyclists encountered warm-hearted strangers eager to share food and shelter, bicycle-hating drivers who shoved them off the road, various wild animals (including a roof ape and an attack camel), sacred cows, rock-throwing Egyptians, overprotective Thai policeman, motherly New Zealanders, meteorological disasters, bodily indignities, and great personal joys. The stress of travelling together constantly for two years tested and ultimately strengthened the young couple's relationship. Author Barbara Savage died from head injuries suffered in a cycling accident while she was training for a triathlon competition. This book stands as a tribute to her physical courage, spiritual strength, and loving, good- humoured encounter with the world.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
29
4 stars
19
3 stars
5
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: Miles from Nowhere

User Review  - Jan Miller - Goodreads

If you are a bicyclist you will love this book. True story and you will be drawn in on a truly amazing adventure Read full review

Review: Miles from Nowhere

User Review  - Jan Miller - Goodreads

If you are a bicyclist you will love this book. True story and you will be drawn in on a truly amazing adventure Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

BEWARE
7
BEFORE ITS TOO LATE
9
ACHING MUSCLES
19
BEARS
35
ROUTE 212 THE ENDLESS ROAD
56
NORTHERN HOSPITALITY
69
FROSTS
76
DIVE OR DIE
83
PORTUGUESE PARADISE
150
THE BRITISH ISLES
158
BROKEN FRAME
172
EXHAUSTION
188
LUG NUTS
221
ROOFTOP OF THE WORLD
257
A LOVEHATE RELATIONSHIP
280
WORLDS FRIENDLIEST FOLKS
304

HOT COALS BRANDY
101
MOROCCO
128
TAHITI
319
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information