The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and his Mysterious Disappearance download free [PDF and Ebook] by David Herlihy

The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and his Mysterious Disappearance download free [PDF and Ebook] by David Herlihy year 2011
  • Book name: The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and his Mysterious Disappearance
  • Author: David Herlihy
  • Release date: 2011/8/3
  • Publisher: MARINER BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Sports
  • ISBN: 9780547521985
  • Rating: 7.52 of 10
  • Votes: 419
  • Review by: Carly Prater
  • Review rating: 7.56 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/24
  • Total pages: 326
  • Includes a PDF summary of 34 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In the late 1880s, Frank Lenz of Pittsburgh, a renowned high-wheel racer and long-distance tourist, dreamed of cycling around the world. He finally got his chance by recasting himself as a champion of the downsized 'safety-bicycle' with inflatable tires, the forerunner of the modern road bike that was about to become wildly popular. In the spring of 1892 he quit his accounting job and gamely set out west to cover twenty thousand miles over three continents as a correspondent for Outing magazine. Two years later, after having survived countless near disasters and unimaginable hardships, he approached Europe for the final leg. He never made it. His mysterious disappearance in eastern Turkey sparked an international outcry and compelled Outing to send William Sachtleben, another larger-than-life cyclist, on Lenz's trail. Bringing to light a wealth of information, Herlihy's gripping narrative captures the soaring joys and constant dangers accompanying the bicycle adventurer in the days before paved roads and automobiles. This untold story culminates with Sachtleben's heroic effort to bring Lenz's accused murderers to justice, even as troubled Turkey teetered on the edge of collapse.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H0M17S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Biography: General, Geographical Discovery & Exploration, Cycling
  • Available formats: WORD, HTM, EPUB, PDF, TXT, PPT, DOC, ODT. Compressed in ZIP, LHA, CHM, ISO, RAR, TZO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.82 USD
  • Dimensions: 134x205x22mm
  • Weight: 336g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: United States
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