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The Adventure of Two Lifetimes
The Adventure of Two Lifetimes
Author: Peggy Newland Goetz, Brian Goetz, June Meyer Newland
The Today Show, June 24, 1956. June Meyer tells David Garroway that she is looking forward to “the adventure of a lifetime” as she and her friend Teri Foster leave New York City on a pair of three-speed Schwinns. Neither has any bicycle touring experience, but they want to get to California and see as much of the country as possible al...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780933855236
ISBN-10: 0933855230
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Anacus Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Wow- I just finished reading this fascinating double memoir, of a 1956 cross-USA bike trek by a woman, then a 1996 cross-USA bike trek by her daughter, retracing the route. The discoveries of places and towns which stay the same or are forever changed made for an interesting read. What courage these woman had! If you like adventure, even armchair adventure, this book is superb.
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I appreciated Peggy and Brian's switching off to give details of their shared experience, interspersed (what a word!) with her mom June's recollections of her own cross-country cycling adventure 40 years earlier. As an interesting gender reversal, Brian seemed to talk the most about how he felt, with Peggy's reports being more factual (although she does make it clear she's far from blind to her mother's ... ummm ... controlling nature); June was single - though travelled with an acquaintance - and rather a party animal, giving her accounts quite a different perspective.
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