Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1

Thomas STEVENS (1854 - 1935)

Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April 1884 in San Francisco from where he cycled to Boston to take a steamer to England. Crossing England, France, Central Europe and Asia Minor before he was turned back at the borders of Afghanistan. He returned part of the way to take a ship to Karachi, from where he crossed India. Another steam ship brought him from Calcutta to Hong Kong, and from Shanghai he set over to Japan, finally ending his journey after actually cycling 13.500 miles in Yokohama, December 1886.

This is the first volume of his travel experiences, detailing the part of the journey from San Francisco to Teheran, where he spent the winter. (Summary by Availle)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Availle
00:03:33
Play 01 I: Over the Sierras Nevadas, Part 1 John
00:25:53
Play 02 I: Over the Sierras Nevadas, Part 2 John
00:30:00
Play 03 II: Over the Deserts of Nevada, Part 1 Pamela Krantz
00:27:31
Play 04 II: Over the Deserts of Nevada, Part 2 Pamela Krantz
00:30:57
Play 05 III: Through Mormon Land and over the Rockies, Part 1 Pamela Krantz
00:31:42
Play 06 III: Through Mormon Land and over the Rockies, Part 2 Pamela Krantz
00:25:23
Play 07 IV: From the Great Plains to the Atlantic, Part 1 John
00:29:40
Play 08 IV: From the Great Plains to the Atlantic, Part 2 John
00:24:22
Play 09 V: From America to the German Frontier, Part 1 Brendan Stallard
00:32:14
Play 10 V: From America to the German Frontier, Part 2 Brendan Stallard
00:25:47
Play 11 V: From America to the German Frontier, Part 3 Brendan Stallard
00:22:22
Play 12 VI: Germany, Austria and Hungary, Part 1 Availle
00:27:01
Play 13 VI: Germany, Austria and Hungary, Part 2 Availle
00:29:13
Play 14 VI: Germany, Austria and Hungary, Part 3 Availle
00:29:25
Play 15 VII: Through Slavonia and Servia, Part 1 William Tomcho
00:29:11
Play 16 VII: Through Slavonia and Servia, Part 2 William Tomcho
00:25:58
Play 17 VII: Through Slavonia and Servia, Part 3 William Tomcho
00:20:42
Play 18 VIII: Bulgaria, Roumelia, and into Turkey, Part 1 SuD
00:21:53
Play 19 VIII: Bulgaria, Roumelia, and into Turkey, Part 2 SuD
00:23:02
Play 20 VIII: Bulgaria, Roumelia, and into Turkey, Part 3 SuD
00:21:14
Play 21 IX: Through European Turkey, Part 1 Kalynda
00:25:26
Play 22 IX: Through European Turkey, Part 2 Kalynda
00:23:50
Play 23 IX: Through European Turkey, Part 3 Kalynda
00:24:37
Play 24 X: The Start Through Asia Pamela Krantz
00:26:13
Play 25 XI: On Through Asia Pamela Krantz
00:34:29
Play 26 XII: Through the Angora-Goat Country, Part 1 Pamela Krantz
00:35:47
Play 27 XII: Through the Angora-Goat Country, Part 2 Pamela Krantz
00:34:20
Play 28 XIII: Bey Bazaar, Angora, and Eastward, Part 1 William Tomcho
00:28:20
Play 29 XIII: Bey Bazaar, Angora, and Eastward, Part 2 William Tomcho
00:25:44
Play 30 XIII: Bey Bazaar, Angora, and Eastward, Part 3 William Tomcho
00:20:49
Play 31 XIV: Across the Kizil Irmak River to Yuzgat Brendan Stallard
00:29:55
Play 32 XV: From the Koordish Camp to Yuzgat Brendan Stallard
00:47:33
Play 33 XVI: Through the Silas Vilayet into Armenia, Part 1 Marianna Foos
00:30:58
Play 34 XVI: Through the Silas Vilayet into Armenia, Part 2 Brendan Stallard
00:44:00
Play 35 XVII: Through Erzingan and Erzeroum, Part 1 William Tomcho
00:31:03
Play 36 XVII: Through Erzingan and Erzeroum, Part 2 William Tomcho
00:41:31
Play 37 XVIII: Mount Ararat and Koordistan, Part 1 Paul Richards
00:43:16
Play 38 XVIII: Mount Ararat and Koordistan, Part 2 Paul Richards
00:36:52
Play 39 XIX: Persia and the Tabreez Caravan Trail, Part 1 Brendan Stallard
00:41:48
Play 40 XIX: Persia and the Tabreez Caravan Trail, Part 2 Brendan Stallard
00:38:31
Play 41 XX: Tabreez to Teheran, Part 1 Brendan Stallard
00:38:24
Play 42 XX: Tabreez to Teheran, Part 2 ToddHW
00:27:54
Play 43 XXI: Teheran, Part 1 Brendan Stallard
00:40:51
Play 44 XXI: Teheran, Part 2 Brendan Stallard
00:39:29