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The Lost Cyclist
- The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance
- By: David Herlihy
- Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
- Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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 20,000 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....
- By Bookworm on 10-22-13
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