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Murphy, Dervla (1931-).  South from the Limpopo.  London: John Murray Ltd., 1997.  {38013300}

Continuing her ride reported in The Ukimwi road, Murphy traveled through South Africa just as apartheid ended, reporting her thoughts and reflections on black white relations.

Noland, David.  Travels along the edge.  New York: Vintage Departures, 1997.

Of forty “ultimate adventures for the modern nomad,” divided by geographic region, six are bicycle journeys.  From cycling in Portugal’s wine country to Vietnam veteran going by bicycle from Hanoi to Saigon, these stories include all the information needed for others riders to follow the wheel tracks.

Portway, Christopher.  Pedal for your life.  Cambridge: Lutterworth, 1997.  {39256703}

Purdum, Stan (1945-).  Roll around heaven all day: a piecemeal journey across America by bicycle.  Canton, OH: Communication Resources, 1997.  {38557040}

For the fiftieth birthday, Purdum cycled west to east across the United States, following Adventure Cycling’s Trans America Trail.  Stage one, from Oregon to Colorado was ridden with his brother; stage two, across Virginia with his teen-age daughter, Becky, and stage three, solo from Colorado to Kentucky he rode alone.  While readable and interesting, this will be of more interest to novices and non-cyclists.

Schnell, Jane (1930-).  Encourage: travels in Siberia & Mongolia with world ride stage 9. Atlanta: Milner Press, 1997.  {38132558}

Strickland, Bill.  The quotable cyclist.  New York: Breakaway Books, 1997.

While not a travel book as such, Strickland has several sections related to long distance

travel: “Road Riding;” “The First Ride;” “Adventure;” and “Everything is Bicycle.”

Swinnerton, Dick.  We passed this way: a coast-to-coast bicycle trip with historical reflections.  Cupertino, CA: Easy Break, First Time Pub., 1997.  {37182421}

Three retired friends travel from Pacific to Atlantic by bicycle.  The author includes historical information on the sites they rode past.

Taylor, Harvey.  A claim on the countryside: A history of the British outdoor movement. Edinburgh: Keele University Press, 1997

Chapter 5 focuses on cycling, 1878-1914.  The emphasis is on the socialist oriented Clarion Cycling Clubs, the effect of cycling on Sunday church attendance and the woman’s rational dress movement.

Weir, Willie (1961-).  Spokesongs: bicycle adventures on three continents.  Halcottsville, NY: Breakaway Books, 1997.  {44171563}

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