A Life on Wheels: Biking Alone from Newfoundland to Latin America, 1999-2004
This is a journey by bicycle from Canada to Patagonia, Argentina. It is an anecdotic account of the author’s experiences, covering technical and emotional aspects, descriptions of landscapes and encounters with people. He originally wrote the text as a lasting record for his own enjoyment buthopes it might be useful for anyone planning a bike ride in Latin America, no matter whether in an armchair or on a saddle.
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The First Welcomes and Rejections
Meeting Coons Cajuns and Chicanos
Hidden History and Hospitality
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