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Rubinstein examined how the bicycle provided the English middle class with a practical

means of transportation.  He focused his attention on casual riders interested in the joys

and beauties of nature without any serious hardships.

1978

Bakker, Benjamin Floyd.  “The potential for evangelism and discipleship through bicycle

touring.”  Unpublished M.A. thesis, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1978.  {15525224}

Bron, Eleanor.  Life and other punctures.  London: Andre Deutsch, 1978.  {4665007}

Geist, Roland C.  Bicycle people.  Washington, D.C.:  Acropolis Books, Ltd., 1978.  {4136245}

The author’s first bicycle ride was on the handlebars of his father’s new 1899 Columbia.  

He focuses on people as diverse as Paul Dudley White, founder of the American Heart

Association, Dan and Lys Burden who established Adventure Cycling, Clifford Graves,

founder of the International Bicycle Touring Society, Monroe and Isabel Bacheler Smith

who organized the AYH, Charles Pratt, founder the League of American Bicyclists and

Stanley Cotterell, founder of the Cyclists Touring Club.

Joslin, Mandy.  How do you bicycle across Canada? Slowly, very slowly.  Seattle, WA: Author, 1978.  {8797467}

Loher, George. The wonderful ride.  New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1978.  {4004966}

Edited and with commentary by his granddaughter.  At age 29 George Loher and a

companion set out from San Francisco to ride to New York because they had never seen Broadway or Tammany Hall.  Although his companion quit at Sacramento, Loher continued, riding north to Oregon and then east across the northern United States.

Miller, Henry (1891-1980).  My bike and other friends. Volume II of book of friends.  Santa

Barbara: Capra Press, 1978.  {3543295}

In the 1910’s he rode around Brooklyn, New York with six day racers from Madison

Square Garden.

Murphy, Dervla (1931-).  A place apart.  London: John Murray, 1978.  {4102974}

She traveled with Roz from June, 1976 through July 1977.  Having spent almost no time in the North, she determined to write “an honest portrayal of emotions--my own and other people’s--as an attempt to find the sources of those emotions.”  While she wanted to explain to the average people of the Republic and England the situation in the north, the more time she spent there, the more she realized the impossibility of that task.

Stolle, Walter (1925-).  The world beneath my bicycle wheels.  London: Pelham, 1978.

{5401974}

He left England in January, 1959 to ride 400,000 miles through 159 countries, returning

to England in December, 1976.  Along the way he supported himself with slide lectures

and the generosity of the people he met along the way.  Edited by John Dale, Daily Mail

reporter who interviewed him on his return and saw a project longer than a newspaper

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