Across Asia on a Bicycle

Thomas Gaskell ALLEN (1868 - 1955?) and William Lewis SACHTLEBEN (? - 1953)

In 1890, two Americans newly graduated from college set out to travel around the world on a then-new invention, the modern bicycle. In 1893 they returned, have covered over 15,000 miles, at that time the "longest continuous land journey ever made around the world." This is their account of their trip across Turkey, Persia, Turkestan and northern China. It described their adventures traveling along through regions few outsiders ever visited. And include climbing Mount Ararat (they didn't find an ark) and a meeting with the then Chinese Prime Minister. And numerous photographs selected from the 2,500 taken on the almost 3 year trip. (summary by Annise)

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Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface pyfeman43
00:03:31
Play 01 Beyond the Bosporus DJRickyV
00:37:06
Play 02 Beyond the Bosporus Part 2 Lewis-James Mordieu
00:26:28
Play 03 The Ascent of Mt. Ararat Jim Price
00:24:04
Play 04 The Ascent of Mt. Ararat Part 2 Jim Price
00:28:10
Play 05 Through Persia to Samarkand Mark Chulsky
00:31:17
Play 06 Through Persia to Samarkand Part 2 Mark Chulsky
00:23:32
Play 07 The Journey from Samarkand to Kuldia Lynne T
00:25:29
Play 08 The Journey from Samarkand to Kuldia Part 2 Lynne T
00:22:23
Play 09 Over the Gobi Desert Tony Oliva
00:24:53
Play 10 Over the Gobi Desert Part 2 Richard Shipp
00:25:43
Play 11 Over theGobi Desert Part 3 Richard Shipp
00:25:52
Play 12 An Interview with the Prime Minister of China Availle
00:20:06
Play 13 An Interview with the Prime Minister of China Part 2 Availle
00:21:37