“This is a compelling story of a long bicycle ride … an interweaving of two journeys: one geographic and the other, interior and ethical. As we explore these pages we see a great adventure, planned and executed with a realistic grasp of the dangers and beauties awaiting the traveler. The gifted author’s story is absorbing, perceptive, and evocative. This is an elegant book brimming with photographs … offering a visual dessert.
“Once Upon a Time on a Bicycle is too large to compress into genre and far more than an adventure. It is a love story.”
Novelist Richard S. Wheeler,
Six-Time Spur Award Winner,
Recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement
Once Upon a Time on a Bicycle is available in hardcover, trade paperback, and eBook editions
It was not the first time he had pedaled toward a horizon thousands of miles away, but never before had there been no horizon. Under the cloud of an abandoned promise, Michael Renati relinquished every possession unable to fit in bicycle panniers with only one goal in mind: to become a stranger navigating strange lands under his own power. Headwinds and climbs, tailwinds and descents, exploration, introspection, distance, vision, resolve, saying goodbye and starting over poignantly blend with exotic-locale photography to tell the story of a man on an all-or-nothing journey to reintegrate body and soul.
Once Upon a Time on a Bicycle contains 200 high-resolution photographs of the author’s solo ride and, for enthusiasts, features an extensive “Notes from the Road” appendix detailing expedition inventory, bicycle-build specifications, and equipment evaluations. Hardcover and trade-paperback editions consist of 316 pages in 6 x 9 format, printed on acid-free white stock. The electronic version downloads in both ePUB and MOBI at approximately 42 and 25 MB.
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