The First Round The World Cyclist

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Adventure Cycling describes him as “a man of medium height, wearing an oversized blue flannel shirt over blue overalls, which were tucked into a pair of leggings at the knee and tanned ‘ as a nut.’ A mustache protruded from his face. He packed his handlebar bag with socks, a spare shirt, a raincoat that doubled as tent and bedroll, and a pocket revolver.” It seems he was also about 129 years ahead of the ‘ultralight’ trend.


He published two books that document his tour. Free for download from Project Gutenberg.

Around the World on a Bicycle – Volume I From San Francisco to Teheran

Around the World on a Bicycle – Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

Some other interesting links:

http://www.jimlangley.net/spin/spin.html

ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Stevens_%28cyclist%29